Andreas Scholl returns to Sydney tonight
With only three concerts to go in Andreas Scholl’s Australian tour, Andreas performs in Sydney tonight with Tamar Halperin, Daniel Yeadon and Tommie Andersson. Here’s what the Daily Telegraph‘s Ingrid Piper said after the ensemble’s first Sydney concert:
THAT music can move an audience to tears more than 300 years after it was written is remarkable, but then so too is German countertenor Andreas Scholl. On his third tour with Musica Viva, Scholl delves into the music of the English composer Henry Purcell and his better-known contemporary George Frideric Handel.
For the most part, this is a sombre baroque repertoire, highlighting the quality and depth of Scholl’s extraordinary voice and vocal control.
As one of the world’s leading countertenors, Scholl has performed several sell-out gigs in Australia. What differs in this series is its intimacy and with just three musicians, Scholl recreates the atmosphere of a baroque salon. His heart-stopping encore of Handel’s Ombra mai fu, is breathtaking.