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… and now the worse news

A couple of tweets from Thomas Hampson detailing some grisly-sounding future projects, following the jump. 

38 comments

  • adina says:

    I may have to seek medical attention.

    • Bianca Castafiore says:

      Just like those poor folks at the Tannhäuser in Dusseldorf?????

  • laddie says:

    I imagine DD will sound something like this:

    • Grane says:

      Speaking of DDN, we may owe Natalie Dessay an apology. Looks like she just missed the one performance of GC.

      • armerjacquino says:

        And whoever it was who posted that weird rant when Dessay cancelled the one performance- ‘I told you all this would happen a year ago and you didn’t listen but I was right’ (but nastier and madder) probably should pop up to say something too, but since I can’t remember who it was there was, um, very little point in this post.

        *slinks away*

  • willym says:

    Gosh maybe we should get together a record club like the Norman Lebrecht book club everyone was going on about earlier this week.

  • m. croche says:

    I’d pay good money for a Thomas Hampson -- Leon Redbone tribute album. Any chance we could get Hampson liquored up?

    (at 4:40, Leon muses on the age of the castratos)

    • Donna Anna says:

      That would make one hell of a night club act, if Hampson allowed for a singalong.

    • manou says:

      Has anybody seen Baryshnikov dancing to Redbone’s Seduced? Unforgettable.

  • papopera says:

    Oh, I thought the worst news was that La Voigt would be indisposed for Saturday’s broadcast. No suck luck.

  • Donna Anna says:

    My first thought was who’s going to do Thank God I’m a Country Boy. Let Grigolo loose on that one. A friend of mine wrote a parody that went something along the lines of “…all this money, I can never be a loser. Thank God I’m a millionaire.”

  • mjmacmtenor says:

    This is like the classic version of opera singers going “pop” -- Lucia Poop and Renata von Trapp (AKA French and Saunders). Gotta love the Caballe wig!!