Since his debut there in 1991, German-Canadian tenor Michael Schade has become a favourite of the Vienna State Opera where he's appeared in Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Wagner and Strauss. He is now one of the leading Mozart tenors of today, seen regularly on many of the great opera stages of the world—Vienna, Salzburg, Dresden, the Met, La Scala, the Paris Opera, San Francisco, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Los Angeles Opera.
Although he has already appeared on a number of recordings (including the final volume of Hyperion's Schubert Edition), this is his first solo CD. The programme is one which has beguiled his recital audiences in many cities of the world including New York and London. Michael's ladies include Adelaide, Laura, Cecilia, Nell, Eliza, and two Silvias (Schubert's and Fauré's).