Charles van Tassel
Charles van Tassel (bass-baritone) began singing as a chorister in his native city, New York. In 1965, he made his debut with the Contemporary Chamber Players under the direction of Ralph Shapey, making subsequent performances with the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras. He began his opera career in Germany in 1968, since that time, he has interpreted more than 100 roles. From 1997-2000, Van Tassel was permanent guest in the opera ensemble from the Theater of Basel. In 1975, Van Tassel moved to The Netherlands and became a Dutch national. There he has performed with, amongst others, The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, de Nederlandse Opera, La Petite Bande, Anima Eterna, the Hague Bach Festival, in The Holland Festival and has appeared numerous times in television, film, radio en LP/CD recordings (including a CD of Charles Ives songs with the pianist Marien van Nieukerken). In 1997, he gave a debut in New York’s Carnegie Hall with a recital of Dutch and American lieder. His career has taken him to most European countries, the USA, Canada and Israel.
Morton Feldman - Volume 5: Voices and Instruments (mode 107)