Sunday, November 11, 2007
A baritone is an automatic candidate for Barihunks if he looks great without a shirt, but Franco Pomponi can walk on stage in a pair of tights and make someone think that they walked into the ballet. This Julliard graduate has matinee idol good looks that we usually find in a Terence McNally play on Broadway.
His big break was performing in Henze's "The Bassarids" at Theatre du Chatelet. This is no easy piece of music to sing, so the guy is a lot more than a pretty face. His Escamillo is actually sexier than most Carmens (see the posted YouTube video). I sure hope that we see a lot more of this guy on the major stages, and I mean SEE A LOT MORE!