This is a Celebrity Series at Home Digital Performance
Digital performance tickets are sold individually or as an add-on to a subscription that originates with a live, in-person performance. A subscription must include at least one in-person performance, and digital performance tickets are not eligible for exchanges, even for qualified subscribers. This performance streams live on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm from Longy's Pickman Hall, Cambridge and available on demand until Tuesday, February 1 at 7:00 pm.
Witness the highly anticipated Celebrity Series debut of Benjamin Appl, a German baritone rightfully called ”the most promising of today’s up-and-coming song recitalists” (Financial Times). With an exquisite voice that “belongs to the last of the old great masters of song,” (Süddeutsche Zeitung), Appl brings to life a varied and demanding repertoire that highlights not only his power, but also his sensitivity and ability to transcend language in his musical storytelling.
Having recently made his American recital debut in 2019, Appl’s stateside star is still rapidly rising, which makes this is a prime opportunity to experience the young sensation in the intimacy of Longy’s Pickman Hall.
Pianist James Baillieu makes the harrowing winter journey alongside Appl. As a collaborative pianist, he has been called "a musician so supportive and nuanced and distinctive that he was truly an equal partner," by Anne Midgette in The Washington Post. Mr. Baillieu has appeared to acclaim all over Europe and makes his Series debut with this performance.
“…unbearably moving…”The New York Times
“(James Baillieu) is an exceptional accompanist, knowing both when to hold back and let the vocal line do the work, and when to assert himself and propel the music forward.”The Guardian