Sunday, December 16, 2007
#2 Most Popular Barihunk: Erwin Schrott
I can't understand why "Hot Schrott" wasn't the most popular barihunk on this blog. Not that Teddy Tahu Rhodes is worthy of the #1 slot, but when I show this site to friends it seems like Schrott is the one who people gush over the most.
Schrott is wrapping up Don Giovanni at Los Angeles Opera and then there this is only one American engagement on his calendar that I can find through 2010, which is at the Met where he will alternate singing Leporello and Don Giovanni. He has a number of Don Giovanni's on his calendar over the next two years, which will allow him to show off his pulchritudinous form. Also on calendar, is Attila in Verona, I Lombardi in Naples and Le Nozze di Figaro in Vienna.
Schrott claims to keep fit by running, swimming and regularly visiting the gym, where he likes to climb. Also, his lunches consist of sashimi, garden salads and fresh fruit.
Why has the San Francisco Opera not engaged Schrott?