Thomas Quasthoff returns to sing at the Edinburgh FestivalNews
The fabled German lieder singer, who retired in 2012 at the age of 52, is making a limited comeback.
The Guardian reports:
This month’s Edinburgh festival will showcase Quasthoff in three guises: singing jazz with his quartet, as a teacher, and performing in a semi-staging of Richard Strauss’s opera Ariadne auf Naxos. The latter does not, though, constitute a fully fledged return to the classical stage – he will play the spoken role of the pompous major-domo.
So happy for him.