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Un chien mord un homme

Posted in need you ask? on October 29, 2007 by lacieca

Opera performances in Paris are canceled due to strikes.

Tony forgot to take the cluephone off "mute" (again)

Posted in need you ask? on September 13, 2007 by lacieca

“And the charismatic, powerful baritone Gregg Baker, a compelling Robert, seems on the brink of a big career. ” New York Times, September 13, 2007.

Gregg Baker made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1985, creating the role of Crown in the company premiere of Porgy and Bess. (“Gregg Baker, as the villain Crown, looked magnificent, sang very well, and provided some acrobatic stage fights a light year away from the usual operatic pussyfooting.” — Patrick J. Smith, Opera.) Since then he has sung over 70 performances with the company in roles including Escamillo, the High Priest in Samson et Dailia, Belcore, Donner, Silvio, di Luna and Amonasro. He’s a mainstay at Opera Company of Philadelphia, where in addition to Macbeth, Sharpless, Nick Shadow and Jokanaan, he recently sang his first Porgy. Other engagements in the last couple of decades include Glyndebourne Opera, New Israeli Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Stuttgart Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Vancouver Opera, Michigan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Greater Miami Opera, and the Arena di Verona. Prior to his operatic career, Baker toured nationally in The Wiz, Raisin and Timbuktu (opposite Eartha Kitt.)

Money Schrott

Posted in need you ask? on June 18, 2007 by lacieca

“Riveting!”
“Seductively handsome!”
“Chiseled physique!”
“Exuding charisma!”
“Unabashedly narcissistic!”
“A stage animal!”
“Opera houses everywhere will soon be clamoring for him!”
“Exposing his muscled chest!”
“Shirtless, dripping with perspiration and looking crazed!”
“An image I’ll take home with me from London!”