Mar 5, 2021
Following her highly acclaimed debut album, a programme of Offenbach coloratura arias, for Alpha Classics – Gramophone's current Label of the Year – Jodie Devos turns to the English language for 'And Love Said …'.
James Jolly caught up with her by video call at her home in Paris to hear the story behind the album – an album which was selected as an Editor's Choice in Gramophone's March issue and described by our critic Hugo Shirley as 'a recital that bristles with life and love, at once engaging, beguiling and moving. Highly recommended.' Conversation ranged from her studies at London's Royal Academy of Music to her passion – handed on by her parents – for the music of Queen which resulted in the inclusion of Freddie Mercury's 'You take my breath away' on the new album.
Gramophone Podcasts are presented in association with Wigmore Hall, where the music continues despite lockdown with 40 streamed concerts every weekday from Monday, February 22 until April 3.