And while vocal suitability should always be first and foremost in the casting of any opera, it must be said, he looks the part splendidly, not unlike the young Terence Stamp who played the role in the 1962 film version of the story.
His final, "Farewell to ye, old Rights of Man" is the emotional peak of the production.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
"Teddy Bare" Puts His (Terence) Stamp on "Billy Budd"
The pictures are finally in from Teddy Tahu Rhodes' debut in Billy Budd in Sante Fe. Needless to say, he is getting rave reviews and looking rather cute in his sailor's outfit. A reviewer at RedOrbit even likened him to the original from the movies.