In the days of antiquity, Orpheus tamed even the wildest animals with his singing, and the human voice can have just as magical an effect on us. These six song recitals by first-class singers demonstrate the intelligent, intimate liaison that can arise between music and words. Since making her debut at Milan's La Scala in 2016, Egyptian soprano Fatma Said has been hailed as a new shooting star on course for greatness. Camilla Nylund and Sophie Karthäuser, both of whom have long ranked among the world's elite singers, present recitals full of delightful rarities such as songs by Jean Sibelius and Arthur Honegger. German baritone Michael Nagy focuses on Russian songs and dramas of the soul. Tenor Mark Padmore again proves himself to be an exceptionally sensitive interpreter of Schubert and Britten. And for anyone wishing to know how magical Orpheus's singing might have sounded, the recital by the peerless countertenor Andreas Scholl is the perfect way to find out.
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