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Rolando Villazón

First Nighter: Met's Second Cast Eugene Onegin Has Chekhovian Flair

David Finkle | Posted 01.24.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

The new cast of Eugene Onegin, the season opener at the Met, has weighed in. Turns out -- hooray! -- they're a troupe of heavyweights, especially as conducted by debuting Alexander Vedernikov, who appears to have Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky deeply embedded in his DNA.

'A Good Singer And A Good Clown Doctor'

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Arts

VIENNA -- In an unusual role, star tenor Rolando Villazon has donned a red-nose for a stint as a "clown doctor" at an Austrian hospital ward for child...