Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Brunch – Christopher Lowrey Sings Handel

The first singer you see/hear in Cavalli's Elena from the Festival of Aix en Provence is American-born, British-trained countertenor Christopher Lowrey; and his appearance is arresting. He sings beautifully and remains engaging even when the focus is on other singers. Here is some bio information from his website:
Countertenor Christopher Lowrey, originally from the United States, holds degrees with distinction from Brown University, St John's College, Cambridge, and the Royal College of Music International Opera School. He won the New England Regional Finals of the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions...[and] was a finalist in the 2008 London Bach Society Competition.
Christopher is a flexible singer/actor, portraying Disorder in the prologue, as one of Neptune’s wavy/watery attendants, and other assorted characters.

I’ll write more about Elena (available now on, and featuring an cast of impressive soloists) in a few days. Meanwhile, here is Christopher Lowrey singing Giulio Cesare’s aria Aura, deh per pieta:

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