Grammy-winning British bass Matthew Rose will provide a real treat for Schubert lovers when he performs the song cycle Winterreise with pianist Gary Matthewman on at the stunning Old Royal Naval College Chapel on Friday 6 February 2015.
Critics raved about Rose’s 2013 recording of this iconic work:
“It may sound like a contradiction in terms to call Rose’s performance both poignant and chilling, but his ability to express heartbreak and horror simultaneously makes this, for me, the most compelling Winterreise I’ve ever heard” (Fanfare).
The Observer said: “Written for tenor voice, often sung by a baritone, it acquires – literally – added depth in this beautiful reading by bass Matthew Rose, who sings it mostly a fourth lower than its original key.”
Matthew is one of the foremost British operatic basses, performing regularly at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, London's Covent Garden and the Glyndebourne Festival; and his new album, Schwanengesang (Swan Song), is receiving critical acclaim.
In 2013 Matthew was appointed as Trinity Laban's first ever Visiting Artist in Voice, generously funded by the Hearn Foundation.
Linda Hirst, Head of Trinity Laban's Vocal Department, says: "Matthew sings beautifully, thoughtfully, with an attachment to text and music not often heard. His career will leap from strength to strength and we are so lucky to have him with us on regular visits to mentor our vocal students.”
Photography credit – Lena Kern