Recital / Wexford Festival Opera / 2014

"On November 1, American baritone Matthew Worth ended the recital series with a thoughtful program that included Bernstein's "Simple Song", a Charles Ives set highlighted by intricately thought-out performances of "At the River" and "The Circus Band", and the first seven songs of Schumann's Dichterliebe, in which the singer fully disappeared into the texts. His rich, warm sound was heard to best advantage in Alan L. Smith's stunning concert piece "Daniel Boone Sings to the Night Sky," in which Worth unleashed all of his imaginative gifts; he was well matched by pianist Andrea Grant. Worth achieves exquisite effects when singing softly at the top of his range, and at times he has a poetic intensity that's almost Jon Vickers-like."
Brian Kellow, Opera News