Simon Bode talks about his wanderlust for musical journeys.

After a long pause due to the current pandemic, Simon Bode has several projects dear to him lined up for the coming year. Performances in the U.S. and of the Zauberflöte at the Salzburg Festival have been rescheduled for later dates, but he is devoting himself all the more to lieder and chamber music – including at the Heidelberger Frühling and Kissinger Sommer festivals and, together with Igor Levit, with Winterreise in Frankfurt and Essen. Anticipation is definitely called for. However, like many other artists, the fact that he is not trumpeting this anticipation too loudly at present has, of course, less to do with theatre superstitions than with the reality of the Corona virus. So while we keep our fingers crossed that Schubert's wanderer will indeed be able to run off into the winter night before this season’s end and not have to remain in his abode, we take the opportunity to talk to the tenor about his own life's journey down various musical paths.