Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Hollywood Heartthrob: Ildebrando D'Arcangelo

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo: Shirtless and performing Cosi with Aleksandra Kurzak
If you're anywhere near the West Coast you'll know that there is a lot of baritone buzz going on. Most of it is centering on Thomas Hampson's performance in the 9/11 opera "Heart of a Soldier" at San Francisco Opera and the heartthrob Ildebrando D'Arcangelo taking on Guglielmo at the Los Angeles Opera. Now that "Heart of a Soldier" has opened attention is turning to Sunday's opening of "Cosi fan tutte" at the Los Angeles Opera. The all-star cast includes Aleksandra Kurzak, Ruxandra Dunose and Saimir Pirgu under the baton of James Conlon. Performances will run through October 8th and you can get tickets and additional production information HERE.We have to believe that someone in Hollywood has their eye on this potential matinee idol.

Ildebrando D'Arcangelo's headshot and rehearsal photo from Cosi
Out West Arts recently published an interview with the Italian barihunk, which you can read HERE.

Listen to D'Arcangelo sing "Non siate ritros" from Cosi:

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1 comment:

  1. He's a goddamned dreamboat. And his Leporello a couple of years ago at the Met was terrific, though I don't think he's been back at the Met, since. Which is a cryin' shame.