What are the most important things you have learned as part of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Programin New York?

I’ve learned so much since I came to the programme about vocal technique, language, interpretations etc. and through all of these, the most important thing I’ve learned is to always be humble with an open mind and be willing to take and try different ideas. I think this is the easiest and fastest way to learn, and for me as a singer, learning never stops.

What have been the biggest challenges during your time in New York?

New York city is so alive and fast-paced, it can be quite challenging to keep up with it and manage my time wisely, especially since the Lindemann programme is very famous for being seriously intense. I have a bass-baritone colleague who called it a “vocal gym”, haha!

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What has been the highlight?

The highlight would definitely be the night I made my debut at the Met as Narraboth in Strauss’ opera Salome. It was not a huge role but big enough to be on the cast list...

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