Friday, December 5, 2008

What the hell?

[Photo courtesy of Minnesota Opera]

Having watched more performances of Don Giovanni that I can count, I've never seen one where the title character eagerly awaits his decent into hell. However, if the devil looked like Kyle Ketelsen it might seem like a lifetime at Club Med.

Ketelsen will be playing Méphistophélès in Gounod's Faust at the Minnesota Opera oppostite fellow barihunk Lucas Meachem, who is playing Valentin. Although we rarely discuss tenors on this site, Faust is played by the wonderful singer Paul Groves. This should be a delightful production. It plays from January 24 through February 1 at the Ordway Center in St. Paul. For more information visit .

What the hell, a trip to Hades doesn't sound so bad in Minneapolis in January, especially if Ketelsen is brandishing his pitchfork.


  1. and you will never meet a nicer guy. A hunk and a gentleman in all aspects.

  2. FYI -- Ordway Center is in Saint Paul.

    And Mr. Ketelsen is in fine form already...sounds and looks great! :]