Happy New Year, Operatoonists! Here’s your fave December opera!

Earlier this month I conducted a poll, asking you to identify the opera that best suits the month of December. Despite some of the traditional Christmas classical fare, La Bohème won the poll by a two-to-one margin.

So here’s a New Year‘s Eve/last day of December gift for all my readers. Rolando Villazon and Anna Netrebko singing, “O soave fanciulla” from, of course, Puccini‘s La Bohème.

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2 Responses to Happy New Year, Operatoonists! Here’s your fave December opera!

  1. Ha! Theater and opera need more cool fans like you, Bill, howling to the rafters. I can’t say I know all my readers since a lot of them are lurkers. But you have to be one of the coolest and hip-est Operatoonists, hands down. Love you, kid!

  2. Bill

    Thanks, Gale! I was thinking of the first time I saw “Les Miserables.” It was in Schenectady, New York, believe it or not, when a then unknown Anthony Crivello took the stage. What a voice! What presence! He played Javert, and I swear that every time he stepped onto the stage, I felt him. When his name was announced during the curtain call, I cheered for him like I would any punk band. Many an audience member balked when I howled. Well, I just couldn’t help myself.