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Opera News Review ~ Carmina Catulli

From OperaNews.com review of Carmina Catulli, “British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs…Pianist Jason Paul Peterson is a full-fledged partner who exhibits thorough mastery of […]

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Forum Opera Review

“Priape, Lesbie, Diane, et caetera”. CD ~ Carmina Catulli By Laurent Bury, Thursday 11th September 2014 Today, is it reasonable to compose melodies with a supporting text in Latin? In 1943 Carl Orff put to music some of the 116 poems by Catullus, using the title of Catulli Carmina, which probably explains why this song cycle is […]

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New Release: Linton: Carmina Catulli

“Linton… responds to the poetry with music of an eclectic but coherent and distinctive style, contemporary but otherworldly…British baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer, a highly intelligent and versatile artist, sings with apparent full comprehension of the Latin texts, and pulls out a broad array of vocal colorings to illuminate the vivid moods of these unusual songs. He […]

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Michael Linton, Edwin Crossley-Mercer, Jason Paul Peterson

The Making of “Carmina Catulli” Video

On August 19th, 2014 Michael Linton’s Carmina Catulli will be released on CD and via Digital Stores. This mammoth 17th movement song cycle has taken over 15 years to be fully realized. With magnificent performances by French baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer and American pianist Jason Paul Peterson, the recording of Carmina Catulli took place in December […]

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Breaking the Rules for Catullus

…for the applause broke out regularly despite the “rules” about waiting until the end of the song cycle. The audience was astounded; I mean taken aback, mesmerized even, and despite the New Yorkers’ attachment to recital etiquette, Mr. Crossley-Mercer’s interpretation, Mr. Peterson’s accompaniment and composer Michael Linton’s dazzling musical demands, moved the attendees into overdrive, […]

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via Theater an der Wien - das neue Opernhause. -Marcel Beekman (Platée), Edwin Crossley-Mercer (Jupiter), Marcel Beekman (Platée)

Posh Platée at Theater an der Wien

So what’s Edwin Crossley-Mercer been up to just weeks before his Carnegie debut? Why portraying the fashionista Karl Lagerfeld at the Theater an der Wien of course. Robert Carson’s modern production of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Platée appears poised to take the world of opera by storm. Listen to the reviews from ORF and BR Klassik by […]

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Amabo, mea dulcis Ipsitilla

“Amabo, mea dulcis Ipsitilla” is the sixth movement of Michael Linton’s “Carmina Catulli”. Here is the beginining of A. Z. Foreman’s translation of Catullus’ Latin, commissioned for this song cycle: “I beg you, be a sweetheart, Ipsitilla, my darling, my experienced beauty, call me over to join your nap this afternoon, and if you’re willing, […]

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