German counter-tenor Andreas Scholl has the star quality to pack the Royal Albert Hall and provoke box-office queues at the UK’s leading classical venues. His latest Decca album showcases the singer’s expressive story-telling gifts, complimented by imaginative instrumental arrangements from Blondie producer Craig Leon. The strong creative partnership between Scholl and Leon ensures that singer and songs emerge with their integrity intact. Decca has invested heavily in production values and is mounting high-profile marketing and PR campaign. Scholl performs songs from the album at London’s Wigmore Hall on December 18.