Very sad for Tommy

Very sad for Tommy


norman lebrecht

September 15, 2011

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.

Episode image for Thomas Quasthoff

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.


  • Steve de Mena says:

    Have always enjoyed every single interview with Thomas I have read, a real down to earth nice guy, and of course a tremendous voice. Here is hoping he makes a full recovery with his voice. Keep us posted Norman.