Published 14 March 2019
Arcangelo is to enter the recording studio in August this year with US mezzo Kate Lindsey. Described as “one of the most promising voices of her generation”, Lindsey remembers her first encounter with Arcangelo Artistic Director Jonathan Cohen very clearly:
“We met at the very opening stages of our careers, when he was assisting Emmanuelle Haïm and I was singing my very first international contract fresh out of the Met young artist programme”, she tells us.
“I distinctly remember hearing Jonathan talk about his goal for creating Arcangelo during that time, as we would all enjoy our post-rehearsal beers together. As I listened to his vision for creating this orchestra, I had absolutely no doubt that he would achieve it because he spoke with such clarity and focus.”
“And now all these years later we get to come together again (a little more seasoned and experienced!) and build this beautiful project together as real friends and colleagues. This for me is where the true joy in making music lies, and I am really looking forward to the project with Jonathan and the Arcangelo family.”
The programme is still under wraps, but fans of Lindsey and Arcangelo’s expressive gifts have much to look forward to. Lindsey’s last album, a collaboration with jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignan, was hailed by the Guardian as ‘gloriously off-piste’, while Arcangelo’s most recent release, of Handel’s ‘Cantatas for Base Voice’ with bass-baritone Christopher Purves, drew praise from Gramophone for “texture and subtleties of colour…a fresh, spirited account’