Congratulations to Iestyn Davies for saving the day by stepping into the Last Night of the Proms, at the last minute, singing Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. The work is charmed for him: it having been his debut at La Scala, Milan under Dudamel. This comes at the end of a busy week for the internationally acclaimed counter-tenor, which began with him performing at a Late Night Prom of George Lloyd’s Requiem and also recording a solo disc of Handel’s music. Hot on the heels of these prestigious events, the versatile singer will then hop across the pond to reprise his hugely successful portrayal of Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a return to the Metropolitan Opera.
Bravo and here’s to a wonderful 2013/14 season!