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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Stefan Kocán

Okay, I don't usually crush on basses, more specifically, the bass sound, (okay, there was Jim Morris when I was a kid, but not usually,) but Stefan Kocán as Khan in Prince Igor which is on Great Performances on PBS just now, knocked me out with that aria, (which in this Met Production is part of a fever dream Igor has in a poppy field. )
That sound!

Boy howdy.
(Apparently, he's a Verdi specialist, so a Youtube search is in order.)

But seriously, how does a field of poppies cost $169,000? 
That report cannot have been true.

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