Klaus Nomi

A striking denizen of the New York underground of thirty years ago was Klaus Nomi (1944-1983), who first got himself noticed with a rendition of “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” and quickly won acclaim with versions of Marlene and Elvis – and Henry Purcell. And his own songs, and his unfinished opera, have if anything only gained in interest and power in the decades since.