Cara speme by countertenor Daniel Schuetz.
It is an odd way he and I connected, far too long of a story to explain here. Let's say we are old friends who only just met.
His voice is amazing. He's a he - this is a guy singing. A real guy, with a real wife. This is unlike anything I have heard, and beautifully done.
I'm not a reviewer of classical music, so I'll let you think through what you hear unencumbered by my opinion. Like it? See his site and download some mp3s.
Cara speme, questo core Dear Hope, you begin
tu cominci a lusingar To flatter my heart
Par che il ciel presti favoreIt seems that heaven lends its favor
i miei torti a vendicar. To the avenging of my wrongs.
Daniel Schuetz, countertenor, holds graduate degrees from Michigan State University and the University of Illinois, where he studied the lieder of Schubert with John Wustman. He has taught at Heidelberg College for nine years. Dr. Schuetz has also taught voice at the Interlochen Arts Camp. His recent stage work includes roles with The University of Akron Opera at the E.J. Thomas Center, roles with Brevard Music Center, Prairie Fire Theater Company, Peoria Civic Opera, Illinois Opera Theatre, Springfield Opera Theatre and Opera Mid-Michigan. Recent engagements include a countertenor recital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a fellowship and scholarship to attend the Bel Canto Northwest in Portland, Oregon, singing the title role in Giulio Cesare in July 2006.
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