Bejun Mehta is on the road this season, bringing his Che Puro Ciel tour to incredible venues across Europe. This is a continuation of his original 2013 tour of the program. Bejun sings with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin at the Opéra royal de Wallonie in Liege on October 5, and the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels on October 8. He performs with Collegium 1704, led by Václav Luks, at the Rudolfinum in Prague on October 21.
This winter, Bejun continues with the Che Puro Ciel Tour at the Auditorio de Tenerife on January 11, the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Gran Canaria on January 13, and the renowned Grand Théâtre de Provence, on January 15.
Bejun Mehta’s original Che Puro Ciel recording received several awards and noticies, including “Le Diamant d’Opera” fromOpéra Magazine and a “CHOC de CLASSICA” award from the French Magazine Classica, in addition to rave reviews from critics worldwide:
“ . . . the most enjoyable, intelligently planned countertenor recital to have come my way in years.”
Richard Wigmore – Gramophone
“Mehta is on strong form, providing a fine emotional drama and some vocal fireworks.”
Robert Hugill – Planet Hugill
“Here as elsewhere, his variety of attack, musical phrasing and precision in dynamics compel admiration.”
David Shengold – Opera News
“Hearing the music with Mehta’s precise and moving countertenor . . . is like hearing this era as never before. The performances are exceedingly wondrous, lush yet with the intimacy of the era that we rarely hear today. The music sounds much more exotic, more alien, older than the standard readings of this period, plus these are some very rare gems to behold and appreciate.”
Grego Applegate Edwards – Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review
“Bejun Mehta here presents an intelligent survey of early classical arias . . . maybe it’s a consequence of the artificiality of the falsetto technique but with so many counter-tenors currently on the scene there is a risk of them starting to all sound the same. Thankfully, that is not the case here.”
Warwick Arnold – Limelight Magazine
“Mehta is fully in his element, no technical or expressive stone going unturned.”
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