Dawn Upshaw is certainly one of the best and most intelligent singers active today. On this last account she is perhaps only rivaled by Anne Sofie von Otter, Cecilia Bartoli, and a few others. Her silvery voice has caressed everything from Renaissance arias to the latest vocal works of Osvaldo Golijov.
I've recently finished playing her disc, White Moon.
This is a fascinating collection of songs beautifully sung. Dawn Upshaw sings a selection of songs and arias based upon the theme of the moon including works by Peter Warlock, Handel, Monteverdi, Ruth Crawford Seeger, Joseph Swantner, John Dowland, Heitor Victor-Lobos, George Crumb, and Henry Purcell. A lovely disc.