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Robin Blaze

  • Countertenor
  • Teacher


ROBIN BLAZE Selected Reviews 
"[Robin Blaze] just shines literally throughout this disc...Blaze is an extraordinary interpreter when it comes to sensitivity to text. I don't think I've ever heard such a seductive, limpid beauty of tone that has so much emotion behind it." – BBC Radio 3 CD Review on Bach Cantatas Vol. 35  Bach Cantatas Vol. 44, Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki, BIS-SACD1791 (November 2009)
“There is more immaculately judged work from Robin Blaze” – The Gramophone  Bach Cantatas Vol. 42, Bach Collegium Japan/Suzuki, BIS-SACD1711 (April 2009)
“Robin Blaze’s alluring countertenor” – BBC Music Magazine  Arias from Rodelinda and Giulio Cesare, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/McGegan (New York, 2009)
“Mr Blaze’s cool intensity was an asset in “Dove sei”” – The New York Times
“Blaze’s countertenor has unusual warmth that was strongly complemented by the orchestra’s beautiful sound, conveying ‘Dove sei’ from “Rodelinda” with poignant beauty.” – Classical Source  Athalia, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/McGegan (San Francisco, May 2009)
“Countertenor Robin Blaze spilled through his Act 1 lamentations, wonderously, with liquid ease.” – Mercury News
“They stomped their feet on the wooden floors and thundered applause for a long time at the conclusion of the two hours. Indeed all shined and set off each other’s solo but the counter tenor was spell binding. It’s as if Robin Blaze as the biblical high priest Joad channels the voice of arch angels. He commands with a dramatic demeanor and reaches every last pew of the church as if he sings softly and carries a big stick.” – San Francisco Opera Examiner  Purcell Fairest Isle, Handel, Sonnerie (Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, May 2009)
“ Directed from the violin by Monica Huggett, with Robin Blaze’s guileless counter-tenor gliding over the deep-green tides of consonance and dissonance from lutenist Elizabeth Kenny and harpsichordist James Johnstone, this was a thrillingly vivid recital.”  - The Independent