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Wedding beaux

David Daniels and Whitney Walters will be married on June 21st in Washington, DC by none other than Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. La Cieca extends her best wishes to the happy pair, and, what the hell, to Justice Ginsburg too. [Facebook]


  • 1
    papopera says:

    Oh no no no. Must be a mistake, these two persons are both males.

  • 2


    and that pic should be submitted to the Husband-twins site.

    • 2.1
      reedroom says:

      Well ya know what they say:
      Boys who look like me like boys who look like me.
      So happy for them! Is getting all weepy…

  • 3
    Quanto Painy Fakor says:

  • 4
    operaassport says:

    Whitney is a cutie …

  • 5
    Archaeopteryx says:

    Congratz! I wish them all the best!

  • 6
    tannengrin says:

    Moegen sie treulich gefuehrt sein!

    That Ruth, she is a sly one! She’ll probably get free tickets to his performances now. For life!

    • 6.1
      Sempre liberal says:

      I think Ruth is an opera fan, so this must be wonderful for her too.

    • 6.2
      Andie Musique says:

      Ginsberg is dressed to the nines at the Kennedy Center and always there. Daniels I recall saying at a Carnegie concert that his long-term relationship was the proudest accomplishment of his life. So Mazel tov to the grooms and their blessor.

  • 7
    Camille says:

    Good luck, boys, for marriage is a tough row to hoe. The toughest!

    Remember to have patience, to forgive and then really to FORGET, and to always try to remember the stuff that brought you together in the first place, if all else fails.

    Like old age, marriage ain’t for sissies.

  • 8
    danpatter says:

    Congratulations to them both!

    • 8.1
      danpatter says:

      A song for the wedding night?

      • 8.1.1
        danpatter says:

        Yes, I know it’s not really appropriate, but it’s just so beautiful and so beautifully sung by Daniels.

          Henry Holland says:

          *sigh* What fabulous music Britten wrote there, beautifully sung indeed. Thanks for posting that, a quick search shows it was released as a DVD, I’d love to see it.

          • danpatter says:

            It’s a Carsen production, and I liked it quite a bit. Fine performance, and Daniels is in great voice throughout. You won’t be disappointed. I have the DVD and I love it. However, the complete performance is on YouTube if you want to see it. There’s no identifying data, but here it is:

            • Henry Holland says:

              Thanks for the link, my boss is gone tomorrow, I’ll watch it at work. :-)

          • NPW-Paris says:

            One of Carsen’s best efforts.

  • 9
    callasorphan says:

    Being in a 49-year happy same-sex relationship (no s-s marriage here in CO) Congratulations!! My only advice is to LAUGH a lot!

    • 9.1
      Sempre liberal says:

      Hard to believe he’s been in a 49-year happy same-sex relationship. He barely looks 49! Watch out, Domingo!

    • 9.2
      Operngasse says:


      As far as no marriage in CO, nothing that a little trip can’t solve. California does not have a residency requirement, so make an appointment at SF City Hall and fly on over:

      Marriage and a honeymoon opera -- sounds pretty romantic.

  • 10
    pasavant says:

    Heard a super performance of Salome this evening with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Maestro Nezet-Sequin conducted. The entire cast outstanding, especially Camilla Nylund , the Salome . One more show this Saturday evening. If you are in the area , Run don’t walk.

  • 11
    Buster says:

    Glühbeer! Congratulations:

  • 12
    CwbyLA says:

    How wonderful. Congratulations to the happy couple.

  • 13
    fidelio101 says:

    I hope you have the greatest life together possible!
    All the best!

  • 14
    antikitschychick says:

    congrats and besitos to both!!

    AND happy Friday to all you wonderful Parterre Qs/ladies/gents!! :-D

  • 15
    alejandro says:

    Congrats, fellas!

    (and so proud of Daniels for being out in the opera world).

  • 16
    The_Kid says:

    wow….congrats!!!! as miss moneypenny said in OHMSS, ‘i always cry at weddings…’

    here, BTW, is what’d play in the background if i ever have the incredible good fortune to get hitched….

  • 17
    The_Kid says:

    oh, and here’s something for the happy young lovers :)

    mazel tov, youse.

  • 18
    LittleMasterMiles says:

    Best wishes to the groom and countergroom. My wedding song for them is “Now until the break of day” from Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • 19
    zinka says:

    The SWEEEETEST dude you ever could meet!! Bless them both…

    I now hope we have more such marriages.