Photo Gallery: 'Tears in Sound'

Photo Gallery: 'Tears in Sound'

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SPIEGEL Interview with Singer Thomas Quasthoff 'There Was Certainly a Bonus for Being Disabled'

German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, one of Germany's best known classical singers, recently announced his decision to retire from the stage. In a SPIEGEL interview, he discusses his thalidomide disability, his talent for entertaining an audience and what he sees as his mission in life.
Interview conducted by Joachim Kronsbein. Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan.