Raising the Curtain
It is his ability to reveal the meaning and emotion embodied in the text and the music that has solidified William Hite’s reputation as an engaging and expressive artist. He has performed orchestral engagements, recitals and operas throughout North America and in Europe in some of the world’s most prestigious and interesting venues including Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, the Kennedy Center, Theatre an der Wien in Vienna, Versailles, the Herodion at the foot of the Acropolis and Theatre de la Ville in Paris.
Lee Eiseman, publisher of The Boston Musical Intelligencer, wrote on April 4th, 2016 about a performance of Hugo Wolf’s Italienishces Liederbuch, “The best moments of the afternoon belonged to that estimable Liederist William Hite. His warm, burnished and ardent tenor matched a communicative personality that engaged perfectly with the sentiments of romance and longing that so many of Wolf’s male songs summon. A direct manner and conversational German allowed him to embody the composer’s aesthetic and get straight to the heart of musical and emotional art….. Bo Skovhus has nothing on Hite.” → Read the full review.
“You can always tell what kind of “Messiah” you’re going to get from the opening tenor solo; “Comfort ye my people,” has breath and phrasing challenges, and if it goes well and confidently that seems to pervade the entire enterprise. And tenor William Hite was spot-on unfurling a luminous clearly projected sound with precise diction in getting the oratorio launched.” → Read the full review.
share the profound experience he was having
with it …”
for voice and piano
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