14 Mar 2011

Looking at Schubert and Finding Hamlet


By Zachary Woolfe [NY Times, 14 March 2011]

The excellent English baritone Simon Keenlyside has memorably portrayed Hamlet at the Metropolitan Opera and elsewhere. And on Sunday in the TullyScope festival at Alice Tully Hall, Mr. Keenlyside — restless, eyes downcast, a little standoffish and unpredictably emotive — brought some of the same character to songs of Schubert.