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Dima ToddNow this is a piece of (imaginary) casting so obvious you have to wonder if it hasn’t already happened and we missed it: Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Sweeney Todd.

  • Camille

    NO! Just no. I won’t go.

    WHY?

    • Camille

      AFTERTHOUGHT:
      I nominate Peter Mattei for this role, instead. He would be good and creepy and have the physical force to despatch all his victims.

  • Ilka Saro

    He offers an unexpected hotness factor.

    • Krunoslav

      Greer Grimsley is doing it at Glimmerglass and is the first sexy Sweeney I’ve sver see- sings well too. . Drab C. Aldenshchina prevails, a few good moments.

      • JohninSeattle

        Grimsley did TODD at Vancouver Opera about two seasons ago with Miss Bybee as that temptress, Lovett. I kick myself for missing it.

        • lyrebird

          Grimsley has withdrawn from Opera Australia’s Ring Cycle at the end of the year in Melbourne -- just saying’.

          • Don_Dano

            That is too bad. I thought he was rather good in Seattle’s Ring a few summers ago.

            But I see he is singing Sweeney Todd in New Orleans in February. A long weekend in New Orleans is something I haven’t done in about 15 years.

          • Camille

            He does have one (1) performance as Jochanaan in Salome here at the MET in the end of December, so one could assume he’s acting as cover for the role. I just happen to know as I intend on attending that performance rather than submit to the alternative.

  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin

    Luchshiye pirozhki v Krasnoyarske!