Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boy, was my face red

An old friend of mine, when I told him I was going to see Dawn Upshaw, emailed to say she sings his    favorite Strauss Four Last Songs. "My heart melts when I hear her," he wrote.

So, when I spoke to Miss Upshaw after last night's performance, I passed along the compliment, figuring it would be a nice way to break the ice. She said she has never, ever sung the Four Last Songs.

Maybe she should, though. I'm told she does a great job with them.

1 comment:

Joe Barron said...

Oh, my friend emailed and said the soprano he must have been thinking of in the Four Last Songs was Gundula Janowitz. It's an honest mistake. The names are almost identical. (Say them both fast.)