Kate Lindsey’s Debut Album with Alpha Classics out 19 May
On 19 May 2017, London-based mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey will release Thousands of Miles, her debut album on French label Alpha Classics. Featuring multi award-winning jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignon, Thousands of Miles bridges the gap between classical music and Broadway, reflecting the American opera star’s upbringing in musical theatre.
The journey through three European languages brings the listener to the very beginnings of jazz, and features new arrangements and deft improvisations by Trotignon. They also pay homage to three composers who, like Weill, were forced to leave their homelands in Germany and Austria, emigrating to the ‘new world’ of the United States of America and taking their stories and styles with them: Alma Mahler, Zemlinsky and Korngold.
Kate Lindsey and Baptiste Trotignon will give the first public performance of this repertoire at the concert hall at Schloss Elmau in the Bavarian Alps of Germany on 10 June 2017.