Peter G. Davis has written a fine obit of the late Nicolai Gedda in Opera News, reminding us of his extraordinary combination of virtues, allied to a profound personal introspection:
During a career that spanned nearly fifty years, Gedda was in demand the world over for the warm, sweet, silvery beauty of his voice, his patrician command of style, and an unshowy but dazzling technical virtuosity that was invariably in the service of the music.
Peter adds: ‘Gedda never generated the hysterical fan response of, say, Franco Corelli, but few left his finely nuanced, vocally secure, emotionally generous performances feeling cheated.’
Nobody captures singers like PGD.
Read on here.