The poetic tenor
Tenor Ian Bostridge’s distinctively beautiful voice and disarming, direct communication with audiences has made him one of the most revered singers of his generation. His intense interpretations of Romantic song are indispensable, and his many Grammy-nominated recordings are now classics. He has portrayed iconic roles in operas old and new, and collaborated with the world’s greatest orchestras, conductors and soloists from the classical and jazz worlds. To round out his already considerable achievements he’s also an award-winning author. Bostridge revisits his heartland, German lieder – the mercurially emotive song cycles of Robert Schumann, stories of love and longing, where the stakes are nothing less than life and death. Stunning pianist Saskia Giorgini also offers solo works inspired by overwhelming love by Liszt and Wagner.
Ian Bostridge, tenor
Saskia Giorgini, piano
Presented by Sydney Opera House.