Tuesday, June 26, 2007


The year seems to be overflowing with hunks.

There are old favorites like Russian Dmitri Hvorostovsky who was everywhere this year and especially in the Met broadcast of Eugene Onegin:

and Juan Diego Florez from Spain who wowed us all in Il Barbiere di Siviglia from the Met:

But we also have plenty of new guys, such as Danish Bo Skovhus from the San Francisco production of Iphegenie en Tauride:

And German Jonas Kaufmann from last winter's Fidelio:

If we go back a year we find the American Charles Castronovo from The Pearl Fishers:

I haven't seen him live, but I must include this photo of Erwin Schrott, from Uruguay, from this summer's Don Giovanni at ROH:

Oops! I have seen him live. He was Figaro last year in London. He was cute. That's the main thing I remember about him.

If I have left out your favorite, I apologize. Perhaps this year I will skip the ladies altogether.


Anonymous said...

All of your hunks are right on, you forgot Peter Mattei and one thing to note (heard through the grapevine, in the singer world), Charles Castronovo may be hot, but he is dirty birdy. It's unfortunate, but rumors always have truth as the common denominator.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I've heard the same kind of rumors about Mr. Castronovo myself. But rumors aside, he does has a wonderful voice!

Anonymous said...

JDF is from Peru, not Spain.... thank you

Johannes said...

Well,mr. castronovo is a dirty birdy,so what?He's a wonderful singer,he has a wonderful body and if there is a secret,it makes him much more interesting.