Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Mass Appeal

Eric Owens, the opera star,  is just about the hottest singer around, including big pieces in the NYT  and Boston Globe in the past few days.  I caught him a couple of years back doing the Missa Solemnis with the NY Phil and he was spectacular.  (If memory serves, he said in an interview that he cried during a rehearsal, he was that moved by it.)  Now he is doing the Missa again in the next few days in Boston and New York.  Glad to see him raise the key point in this article:  That the piece ends in questions, not answers--as it should be.  Too rare, but totally Beethoven.  Here are highlights from that NY Phil performance with Eric, including the ending.

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