Meiner Liebsten schöne Wangen

The second aria I started working on, was “Meiner Liebsten schöne Wangen” from Mozart’s first opera, Bastien und Bastienne, which he wrote when he was about 12 years old.

My voice was now – just – within the tenor range, and that made singing this aria even more delightful.

Caro mio ben

I had my first singing lessons at age sixteen and people loved my sweet, light soprano.

One of the first arias I sang, was “Caro mio ben”, which is still one of my favourites.

That was a long time ago. These days, I sing in the baritone range.