It has been announced that the bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff has cancelled all engagements for the rest of the year, due to persistent laryngitis.
When I saw him in summer, he was very relaxed about his recovery – but also about the possibility that he might have to delay his return.
He struck me as an incredibly well-balanced person, clear about his human priorities and eager to enjoy everything life has in store for him. If he can’t sing, he’ll still be going to clubs, lunching with Simon at their local and making sure he misses nothing worth seeing in Berlin.
You can hear the podcast of our Lebrecht Interview here.