Add to this grueling schedule a full roster of recitals and concerts, and it's clear that Westman, 43, whose career dates back to his days as a boy soprano
, is in his prime.
T was the song that fired boy soprano
Aled Jones to stardom and now another Welshman is giving it his best shot just in time for Christmas.
Artistes also include Judy Wood, a former member of Stockton Stage Society, standing left, and boy soprano
John Sharrocks, of Hartburn, standing right.
I was playing a girl, as I was a boy soprano
and had a ridiculous range when I was a kid - fortunately my range is still pretty good now - but that's when I was spotted by the Tyne Theatre Stage School and got my first real taste of the business.
Lambrecht and Hassler's presentation focused on the digital preservation of materials comprising Karlheinz Stockhausen's piece Gesang der Junglinge, specifically the development of a new method for synchronizing the tapes of electronic sounds and their matching recordings of the human voice; it was especially exciting to hear extracts of Stockhausen working with a boy soprano
on mimicking the taped electronic sounds.
Curlew River was composed to be performed in a church by four male opera singers, a boy soprano
, a seven-member instrumental ensemble, and a chorus of eight men," says Scott.
Martin Pollmann enjoys singing the announcement, of the birth of Christ.
I enjoyed singing, I was a boy soprano
, I used to win at certain festivals that they had.
I was surrounded by music-making, so music was a fact of life for me, and I was singing the whole time, as a boy soprano
and then the voice broke and I had this very deep voice, and everyone was saying 'what's that noise?
July 3, the 85 high-school-age singers of the SFYCA will perform a program of music from Bach to Bernstein, including an appearance by 12-year-old Portland singing prodigy Michael Kepler Meo, who just made his debut as a boy soprano
with the Los Angeles Opera.
With 1972's Lookin' Through The Windows, new teen Michael began to move from boy soprano
to tenor, heard on J Is For Jackson 5 with a Top 20 Pop cover of the classic '50s rock 'n' roll hit "Little Bitty Pretty One" and "E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice Is Yours To Pull).
But the singer who began his career as a boy soprano
at the age of three wasn't about to let it all slip away too easily.