Call of the Wild: Zachary James’ New Visual Album (for Parterre Box)

Just when I think we’ve reached the limits of what can be accomplished in the pandemic’s virtual isolation, something new comes along to surprise me. Bass-baritone Zachary James’s protean talents are known to cross popular musical theater (he created Lurch in The Addams Family on Broadway) and opera (notably in the Met’s Akhnaten); now, James also shows himself to be an accomplished video artist.

Call Out—a “visual album” in 25 episodes, ranging from less than 30 seconds to 21-plus minutes—is a journey in music (all of it by female composers), poetry (many sources, from Sappho, to Lewis Carroll and Edgar Allan Poe, to original contemporary works) and imagery…

Click here to read the full post on Parterre Box.

Categories: Criticism, Music, PARTERRE BOX

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