What an ENO singer does on a gloomy London day

What an ENO singer does on a gloomy London day

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norman lebrecht

November 21, 2015

The Israeli-born, New York-based mezzo Rinat Shaham is presently singing¬†Preziosilla in English National Opera’s production of Verdi’s Force of Destiny.

That means being holed up in London for three of the greyest months of a singularly colourless year.

So she does what singers do when it’s dark: she sings.

And the songs she is recording seem perfectly attuned to the present mood.

This is ‘Second Childhood’ by the contemplative singer-songwriter Matti Caspi.

Nailed.

rinat shaham

Comments

  • Tim Walton says:

    Any relationship to the violinist Gil Shaham?

  • Eddie Mars says:

    How long, I wondered, could this thing last?
    But the age of miracles hadn’t passed,
    For suddenly, I saw you there,
    And in foggy London Town
    The sun was shining evrywhere.

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