Jochen Kowalski has the voice of an angel. A Berlin chamber singer, Kowalski, from the former East Germany, is a countertenor, or more precisely a male alto. The high range of these lovely voices makes it fairly difficult to discern whether they are male or female; hence, they are sometimes called “the voices of angels” or “voices from heaven.”

Usually these celestial voices are restricted to Baroque Era music, however Kowalski has extended his repertoire to German lieder (though he has faced severe criticism for this decision). At age 45 he is now a leading countertenor.

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