Christopher Ainslie's "extraordinary countertenor voice" as Prince Go-Go at Semperoper Dresden

19 November 2019

Countertenor Christopher Ainslie has been praised for his house and role debut as Prince Go-Go in Calixto Bieito’s new production of Ligeti's Le Grand Macabre at the Semperoper Dresden. Performances run until 28 November, and you can find more information on the production here.

“Counter Christopher Ainslie [w]as a wonderfully infantile Prince Go-Go ... [The soloists] master their games as effortlessly as if they were singing Schubertlieder.”
Christian Schmidt, Freiepresse
“A multitude of excellent voices [including] countertenor Christopher Ainslie as Prince with pure, blossoming top notes and exaggerated drama … they are all brilliant performances.”
Michael Ernst, neue musikzeitung
“Christopher Ainslie gave a honeyed Prince Go-Go.”
Xavier Cester, Ópera Actual
“Christopher Ainslie with his wonderfully extravagant voice.”
Thomas Thielemann, IOCO
“Prince Go-Go, is agile and vocally impressive, performed by Christopher Ainslie.”
Björn Kühnicke, Musik in Dresden
“Christopher Ainslie lends the ruler his extraordinary countertenor voice."
Jens Daniel Schubert, Sächsische Zeitung
“Christopher Ainslie[’s] rounded countertenor, which carried well into that glorious acoustic."

Later this season he makes house debuts at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris singing David in Saul (see here) and then as Oberon in Midsummer Night’s Dream for Malmö Opera (see here).

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