Tenor Paul Appleby wraps New World’s chamber series in stirring style
Great review of Paul’s performance with the New World Symphony!
“With his first words, “The day’s grown old,” Appleby sang with a burnished, incisive tone and an emotional intimacy that easily penetrated the sound of strings and horn. Although he generally reined in his volume to match the mid-sized venue of New World Center, he brought Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “Nocturne” to a grand, operatic climax, with intense and thrilling top notes. In “Dirge,” an anonymous 15th-century poem about the hazards faced by the soul on its travels, he opened with a quiet, distant tone and then built to harrowing, hall-filling power as he described the fires of purgatory.”
– South Florida Classical Review, full review here.