Friday, March 5, 2010

Canadian Baritone Jeffrey Carl releases new CD

I recently attended a concert in Kingston to hear a student sing the solo in Faure's Requiem and was pleasantly surprised to be greeted by the voice of Canadian baritone Jeffrey Carl. A striking stage presence and dramatic repertoire got me to wandering the Internet for more information.

Making his career primarily in Europe he has created roles in the Harry Somers premier of La Serinette and the R. Murray Schafer premier of In Search of Zoroaster here in Canada for CBC. His impressive list of collaborators include recording La Boheme with Roberto Alagna and two roles in Lehar's Giuditta with Richard Bonynge and a Kurt Weill role in The Firebrand of Florence with Thomas Hampson.

He has recently released his first solo CD of arias using the Canadian independent artist label Indie Pool Canada which can be found on iTunes. He includes arias from I Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Trovatore and of course, Iago's Credo from Otello. Priced at a mere $9.99 it is certainly worth the download to hear an artist at this level. It is also worth noting that we are seeing more and more artists finance and record their own recording in order to get their singing "out there"...another great reason to support a talented Canadian artist!

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