Sir Lancelot, bari-hunk lover-boy of Lerner and Loewe's Camelot, sings one of the great love songs in American musical theater, the ballad "If Ever I Should Leave You." A reading of the lyrics to this song, which for many of us is permanently associated with the testosterone-infused voice of Robert Goulet, reveals that Lancelot is, as a romantic figure, in marked contrast to several other suitors from Broadway musicals.
The legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table has attracted fans of all ages and backgrounds with its archetypal themes of chivalry, bravery, romance, and justice. It’s not surprising, then, to see its narrative used, transformed and parodied for a myriad of movies, TV shows, cartoons, musicals and opera.
‘Tis the season of giving…and we have a definitive list of items opera fans will love this season. From the aficionado to the novice, from the young to young-at-heart, we have a little something for everyone.
The holidays are right around the corner and to put you in the festive spirit, Dr. Opera has compiled three opera moments that set the scene for this month's upcoming celebrations.