WQXR: Appleby on Singing in English
“I have been following, and admiring, the work of American tenor Paul Appleby since he was a student at Juilliard. He made his Metropolitan Opera debut at age 27 in 2011 as Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos and has sung roles there in French, German and Italian. His usage in these languages is excellent, but I have noticed that he has a remarkable skill for singing in English. Following on articles about singing in Italian and French, I contacted Appleby to learn about his approach to English.” -Fred Plotkin, WQXR, full feature here.