23. August 2006 · Comments Off · Categories: imported, Ramble

I had read news that Johnny Depp was to be singing Sweeney Todd in the movie that Tim Burton will be directing. Jameson, our seventeen year old, thought this preposterous, but I’m a Depp fan to the max, so I was ready to accept it, even while I understood his reaction.

But now he may or may not be in the movie.

It is reported that Stephen Sondheim is insisting on a voice test. He thinks Depp might be too rock-n-roll for his work.

I’m so thankful no composer checks us all out when we play new works in Opera San Jose, Symphony Silicon Valley or San Jose Chamber Orchestra. Whew!

And Mr. Sondheim never asked to hear me play before I played Sweeney Todd or A Little Night Music. I wouldn’t have minded meeting the man, though.
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