Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Gotterdammerung - Jay Hunter Morris
Jay Hunter Morris was the big sensation of this year's Met Ring. The original singer pulled out at the last minute, and he stepped in and delighted everyone! Siegfried doesn't strike me as the most complex of characters - He is a big man, a warrior, a hunter, a lover, but he certainly does not come across as a schemer, a plotter or a thinker. Still, it's quite a role to step into at short notice! And he pulled it off beautifully. Again, he is the only Siegfried I know, but I feel he brought wonderful youthful energy and power to the role.
And he seems like a quirky person too - he gave very entertaining interviews for the Met HD transmissions. Just look at the Intro page on his website, and you'll see what I mean.
And he's easy on the eye, if you like the big rugged man look!