Sneer and sneer again Sneer and sneer again

Separated at smirk: base George Sanders and bass René Pape.

on October 16, 2019 at 2:10 PM
Separated at the Baxter Building Separated at the Baxter Building

And all this time we’ve thought it was only Thomas Hampson‘s elevated opinion of his talent that led him to call himself “Mr. Fantastic.”

on December 14, 2018 at 1:09 PM
Separated at smirk Separated at smirk

“Acciaio Azzurro, Ferrari, La Tigre: sono tutti la stessa faccia!”

on August 21, 2014 at 12:35 AM

Nicely readable profile of Jonas Kaufmann in the Wall Street Journal today, but how come it’s illustrated with a drawing of Neil Diamond?

on November 29, 2011 at 2:31 PM

“Hans Sachs was a shoe- / Maker and a Wainwright too?”

on July 21, 2010 at 11:27 AM

No, there never was an answer to that celebrated Lewis Carroll conundrum, but its inexplicability pales into insignificance next to the query sent in by loyal reader S.A.: why is Jack Black covering Bryn Terfel in the Met’s Ring?

on July 08, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Juan Diego Flórez and Jerry Seinfeld compete to decide who has the puffiest shirt of them all.

on July 06, 2010 at 4:03 PM

Achim Freyer‘s concept for the Wälsung twins in his LA Ring looks oddly familiar. Or is that Frank Gorshin doing his celebrated impression of Placido Domingo?

on April 07, 2009 at 11:18 AM

Erogenous Erwin Schrott is the subject of a newly-launched Decca artist site publicizing his new CD, due for release July 22. And speaking of twins, did La Cieca mention that Mr. Schrott was separated at birth from Jonathan Rhys-Meyers? Though, of course, the always independent OperaChic has her own ideas of who’s the Doppelgänger.

on July 18, 2008 at 9:33 PM