Of ladies and love

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).

CDA67315  71 minutes 53 seconds
‘This is singing which is always alive, interesting, and personal … a fascinating record’ (Gramophone)
‘[Schade] sings Strauss’s Cäcilie and a wonderfully hushed Zueignung as though he and Martineau were the first to discover their ecstasy’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘A fascinating selection of songs that exploits Michael Schade's versatile tenor’ (The Daily Telegraph)