Kudos to one of our loyal readers for bringing Lee Poulis back to my attention with this shirtless photo. His career has rocketed in the last year with him portraying major roles in Santiago, Chemnitz, Bonn and with Washington Opera. People who have worked with him say that the Harvard graduate is the smartest guy in opera.
He also has a cameo as the Marquis on the Renee Fleming/Rolando Villazon "La Traviata" out on DVD.
We've seen pictures of him as Papageno [as seen on this site], but have heard from one reader that he was an adorable Masetto, as well. Anyone with pictures of this performance or others, please email them to MikeOpera@mac.com.