Rolando Villazon is rapidly becoming my favorite opera personality. That’s PERSONALITY. Earlier this morning I posted the picture of him flying off a mechanical bull (scroll down) - now I’ve found another picture of him, screaming for a caption.
I received some great caption suggestions! These include: (names hidden to protect the guilty):
- Look at the shine coming off that thing! I can see my tonsils! (LH)
- You used my lotion again? Have you no sense of personal property? (LH)
- Oh my gosh! What kind of moisturizer are you using? I simply must get a bottle for myself! (RR)
- So THIS is what you've been hiding! (Unprintable!) :) (RR)
AND THE WINNER IS:
With one misstep, Anna turns the performance into a soprano duet.
(Scott, from comments)
Thanks for the caption ideas, friends, and keep sending in those entries!
The lovely lady with Rolando here is the Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. In the picture above, they are playing Alfredo and Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata. The two work so well together, any production or recording teaming them is virtually guaranteed success.
If you want to hear Rolando and Anna sing, click here. A clip of them singing the Brindisi will start playing. The performance is from the 2005 Salzburg Festival, and features Eastern Washington’s favorite operatic son, Thomas Hampson.