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Classical Notes: December 17, 2006 Archive

Radames doesn't wear a watch

Posted at 2:49 PM on December 17, 2006 by John Birge
Filed under: The blog

From a NY Times profile of Antonello Palombi, the tenor who came onstage at La Scala when Roberto Abbado walked out in a huff:

Mr. Palombi said odd thoughts had passed through his mind. “I remember thinking, ‘Darn, I’ve got my watch on.’ ” He said he lowered his arm so his sleeve would cover the watch. “Radames doesn’t wear a watch,” he said.

Radames also doesn't wear a wrinkled shirt and blue jeans, so the wristwatch was perhaps the least of Palombi's problems! BTW, scroll down for a recent blog entry with link to the video of the scandal.

Minnesota Classical in the News

Posted at 3:00 PM on December 17, 2006 by John Birge

As Joe Jackson once sang, "You can read it in the Sunday papers..."

HUGE article about Osmo Vanska in the Sunday Times, and a great profile of our own Alison Young in the Sunday Star Tribune.