The Distinct Artistry of Karim Sulayman

May 20, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Karim Sulayman (Photo: Jon Wes)

Lebanese-American tenor Karim Sulayman has garnered international attention as a sophisticated and versatile artist, consistently praised for his sensitive and intelligent musicianship, riveting stage presence, and beautiful voice.

Winner of the Grammy Award for his debut album Songs of Orpheus, Sulayman’s third album Broken Branches—a collaboration with guitarist Sean Shibe—was released earlier this month. The duo perform at Ravinia Festival on June 21.


All selections feature tenor Karim Sulayman.

Benjamin Britten: Songs from the Chinese
Sean Shibe, guitar

Giulio Caccini: Dolcissimo sospiro
Sigismondo d’India: Piangono al pianger mio
Brian Kay, archlute
William Sims, theorbo

Franz Schubert: Die Forelle, D.550
Schubert: An den Mond, D.193
Schubert: Erlkönig, D.328
Schubert: Des Fischers Liebesglück, D.933
Yi-Heng Yang, fortepiano

Sayed Darwish (arr. S. Shibe and K. Sulayman upon Ronnie Malley’s arrangement): El helwa di
Fairuz, after Joaquin Rodrigo (arr. S. Shibe and K. Sulayman): Li Beirut
Sean Shibe, guitar