Talking with Renaissance men: Matthew Sharp Photo: Raphael Klatzko

Talking with Renaissance men: Matthew Sharp

Jenna Simeonov

Matthew Sharp is one of those tirelessly creative types. He’s a solo cellist, baritone, actor, director, and general theatre creator; as often as he can, Sharp combines all of the above into his work, earning himself the title, “virtuoso of the arts” (The Times). Our conversation was a complicated, enlightening one, so much so that a single interview wouldn’t quite cut it.

In the first of a three-part series, Sharp talks about the addition of singing to his life as a cellist, his “topsy-turvy” approach to working as an opera singer, and his fruitless quest for that fourth wall.

All photo credits: Raphael Klatzko.

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