To the Music
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To the Music

Charles Dekeyser

Label: Aliud
Format: CD
Barcode: 8717775551065
Catalog number: ACDBL 812
Releasedate: 05-02-16
- upcoming young Belgium bass singer
Beyond the music…

The joined forces of music and literature can lift up both arts beyond themselves. It is this promise that impelled many composers throughout the centuries to transcend their talents in the own musical discipline to create a higher reality – whether in the intimate atmosphere of the Lied or in the exhilarating publicity of the opera. A late seventeenth-century testimony of this is the semi-opera King Arthur (1691) by Henry Purcell: In What Power art thou, who from below… chills run down the spine when the allegorical figure Cold Genius shakes off the snow from his cloak at the request of Cupid, who wants to incite a new spring with his love.
Charles Dekeyser

The Belgian bass Charles Dekeyser (°1986) received his first singing lessons from Martine Reyners. He continued his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and at the Flanders Operastudio, whereafter he completed his training during 4 years at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with José Van Dam. In 2014 he acquired a place in the semi-finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition.