19. March 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Links, Ramble

Jamie Farr, of MASH and Klinger fame, will be doing opera in Toledo next year. But he’s not singing. The article includes this:

Farr will not be expected to sing a single note. “We had to promise,” Conlin said. The single performance is to be held in the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle, with a gala celebration set to follow at the Toledo Club.

The Opera? Candide. He’ll be Voltaire, the narrator.

A non-singing role is the only way I could be on stage for an opera too: You’d never want to hear me sing. (I have a low voice, but I’m sure it’s because I don’t know how to use it properly—I’ve never taken a voice lesson, and I wonder if I might have had at least a slightly better voice if I had had one or two. If you know the Roches, I sort of sound like the low-voiced one, only probably not so in tune. The rest of my siblings have wonderful voices. Alas, I’m not gifted like they are.)

But anyway, having only seen Jamie Farr in MASH, I see him narrating in drag. Go figure.

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