I don't normally spend all that much time here trumpeting the efforts of the magazine for which I work, but there are a handful of fun things in this week's issue that I'd like to bring to your attention. First, in a cover story about 25 up-and-coming New York creative types, there's a brief shout-out to your friend and mine, composer-vocalist Corey Dargel. (You can find it by scrolling a little ways down this page.)
Just as cool, my esteemed colleague Adam Feldman wrote a fine little profile of Deborah Voigt, on the occasion of her Lincoln Center cabaret debut. You won't find this piece in my classical department, however; kudos to my pop-music counterpart, Mike Wolf, for splashing this piece on the front page of the big music section. Look closely at the magazine cover and you'll note that Voigt even gets a cover line: "What Deborah Voigt won't do at the Met." Technically, that's a reference to the cabaret repertoire, but in the course of chatting her up, Feldman also reveals that Voigt has apparently cancelled her 2009 Brünnhilde -- possibly a consequence of her recent, much publicized gastric bypass surgery. ("...maybe the middle part of my voice is not quite as hefty as it was," she observes.) Read the entire piece here.
While you're in the neighborhood, you'll find my review of composer Randall Woolf's fizzy new collection, Modern Primitive, right here. I talk up Ingrid Jensen's At Sea here. And opera maven David Shengold has good things to say about Delirio, Natalie Dessay's fab new Handel set, right here.
I might not trumpet TONY so often here, but when it comes to an issue so packed with goodies, it's hard to keep quiet.