dietrich henschel - baritone - reviews
Hugo Wolf Lieder at The Wigmore Hall with Angelika Kirchschlager and Julius Drake
Hugo Wolf doesn't get better than this... Henschel's ability to absorb himself totally in what he sings, meanwhile, and to give the impression of living the music rather than performing it, resulted in matchless accounts of Grenzen der Menschheit and Prometheus... One of the great recitals, and absolutely outstanding. *****
The Guardian, 8 January 2013
Dietrich Henschel sang like a man possessed, making for an unforgettable performance.
The Guardian, 2 December 2012
It had majestic moments, and Henschel's powerful solos contrasted beautifully with Miah Persson's ethereal soprano.
The Times, 2 December 2012
War Requiem - Dallas Symphony Orchestra
The "most beautiful voice on the stage" award has to go to German baritone Dietrich Henschel. His performance of Owen's dismal poetry was mesmerizing.
TheaterJones, 9 November 2012
German baritone Dietrich Henschel supplied vivid and eloquent declamation, in tones alternately powerful and poignant.
Dallas News, 10 November 2012
Korngold, Martin, Wolf and Mahler with Steven Osborne - Edinburgh International Festival
Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically.
His prowess as an interpreter is extraordinary. And his ability to characterise a song through sheer acting as much as singing resulted in a recital of consummate intelligence, fuelled by a voice where beauty of sound is almost a secondary consideration to penetrating and revealing the nuances and implications of a text. *****
The Herald, 28 August 2012
German baritone Dietrich Henschel's EIF recital was a pretty dark affair.
But it was riveting from start to finish, his compelling and often highly theatrical interpretations partnered superbly by the subtle yet commanding playing of Edinburgh-born pianist Steven Osborne. *****
The Scotsman, 28 August 2012
Oedipe - La Monnaie
Dietrich Henschel in the marathon role of Oedipus still makes music where others would simply go through the motions.
Financial Times, 24 October 2011