US weekly Newsweek interviewed Icelandic tenor Gardar Thor Cortes for an issue to be published in mid-April. His agent, Einar Bárdarson, said the interview is an important stepping stone for Cortes.
“The interview is very important, especially because it is not only published in the US but is distributed around the world, which will help us enter new territories,” Bárdarson told Fréttabladid.
Cortes was interviewed by renowned journalist Gianne Brownell in his agent’s office in Soho, London, on March 26.
“We talked for a long time at Einar’s in Soho. […] She came well-prepared; had read a lot about me which was very pleasing,” Cortes said.
Cortes said Brownell had asked about his background, his expectations, his music, his family and his life in general.
The tenor’s new album will be released in the UK on April 16 and he has been interviewed by several UK media outlets, including the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Mail, in relation to the release.
On March 29 Cortes performed on BBC2’s Friday Night is Music Night, and was backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The show has aired for almost 50 years.