Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rating tenors

With Rolando Villazon canceling engagements for the rest of the year as he nurses a cyst on his vocal cords and Plácido Domingo showing signs that he's not indestructible, Norman Lebrecht surveys the current field of tenors. He finds "just two lyric tenors still standing": the Peruvian Juan Diego Florez and the German Jonas Kaufmann: