Hvorostovsky: You are taking after Domingo? [Singing everything under the sun.]
Kaufmann: Yes. You learn on the plane....
I am pretending to understand Russian, but can hear them talking in English in the background.
I haven't been able to find anywhere where Jonas complains about being thought sexy, but there is a spot where his wife complains, says that it insults his artistic standing, or something like that. This is a sort of reverse feminist position.
I started billing opera singers as sexy because people outside the tiny opera world don't seem to have noticed this. Opera is a fabulous entertainment from many perspectives, and today it is more exciting than ever. Jonas is a great artist, and is not less of an artist because he is also sexy.
I'm on Radio 3 In Tune today
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