Classic FM have gone behind the scenes at the photoshoot for the Musicians Benevolent Fund's recently released opera calendar.
Discerning baritone aficionados will find a rare shot of Duncan Rock fully clothed amongst the usual shirtlessness.
[Picture the scene. Backstage in a rehearsal room. Much awkward shuffling and avoidance of eye-contact.]
Stage Director: You see, Duncan, it's absolutely necessary for the character at this point in the drama. I know it's difficult and embarrassing for you, God knows it's hard for all of us, and I absolutely understand it's not something you're either comfortable with or used to doing, but is there any way you could see your way clear to performing just this one short scene fully dressed?
D. Rock (for it is he): Do you know what you're asking? Do you? It's my career and dignity at stake here. At least let me think about it. I'll talk to my agent and see what he thinks....
27 November 2012 at 03:15 AM
He was fully clothed as Donald in Billy Budd and Papageno.
Nikolaus Vogel |
27 November 2012 at 12:32 PM
Is it a rule for these things that ladies over a certain age must be made to look like Christine Hamilton? Classy move guys.
27 November 2012 at 02:39 PM
More's the pity!
Justin Chapman |
27 November 2012 at 04:22 PM
With IM's permission.....
27 November 2012 at 04:55 PM
You'll be relieved to learn I've changed both my wardrobe and hair colour since those days.......
28 November 2012 at 04:08 AM
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