31 Oct 2012

Alfred Deller - Renaissance Man

From Appointment, 7:30 pm on 31 October 2012
Alfred Deller

Alfred Deller Photo: bach-cantatas.com

It's a hundred years since the countertenor Alfred Deller was born. This statuesque, six foot two, family man shocked, mesmerised, inspired and educated generations of audiences with a voice and choice of music that, for many, was a very new experience.

Shelley Wilkinson looks at Deller's life and career with the help of his daughter and son-in-law Jane and John Jackets, plus Geoffrey Coker, Dean Sky-Lucas and Alfred himself.