Richard Leech will sing Don Jose in a NEW Lyric Opera of Chicago production of Carmen, with Denyce Graves in the title role. The opera will close the 1999-2000 season. This will be Leech's second Don Jose; he sang his first in San Diego in January 1997.
Richard Leech is the cover story of FanFaire's First Anniversary Issue.
Bryn Terfel skipped rehearsals for Le Nozze di Figaro at the Met the other week and flew home to Wales for a new family addition. FanFaire sends its best wishes to the proud parents of the new baby - their second! A young American bass baritone, Richard Bernstein, sang Figaro in his place. Bernstein will sing the title role at the Met on November 18 and 24, 1998.
Mezzo soprano Susanne Mentzer, who is also featured in FanFaire's First Anniversary Issue, sings the role of Cherubino.
FanFaire updated 11/18/98
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