I have a new CD on my machine and, even though I wasn’t going to post a blog today, I couldn’t help letting you all know, if you don’t already, about an amazing new voice on the operatic scene. The young Australian countertenor is, well, frankly, sensational and his debut album is just out where he has recorded an amazing set of Baroque operatic arias written for the phenomenal castrato soprano Farinelli. David Hansen is a true soprano falsettist and his coloratura technique is peerless.
I’m playing this CD every day but if you don’t believe me about this guy, take a look at this video clip recorded this July in Folville, wherever that is. Bravo!
Meanwhile, I’m getting into gear for the imminent publication (in October 2013) of my novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.
You can already pre-order the book from the publishers, Ward Wood Publishing:
…or from Book Depository:
…or from Amazon: