(Christopher Lee's new opera-influenced CD really sucks /heh heh heh GET IT??!)
Actor Christopher "Dracula -- Prince of Darkness" Lee, at age 84, has recently released a CD called "Revelation", with a smattering of "opera songs" on the track listing (the Neapolitan song "O Sole Mio").
Mr. Lee apparently has operatic genetics pulling-on his side, as according to BBC: "His great grandparents formed Australia's first opera company, performing before miners in towns in the outback: Lee has inherited a powerful operatic voice."
But that's somewhat debatable:
On his new CD, Mr. Lee also sings Escamillo's "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" (aka "The Toreador Song") from Georges Bizet's Carmen, giving it a heavy-metal ballad flavor, coming str8 outta the 1980s.
If you can bear to watch the following interview/performance, Lee sings his, um, endearing metal-infused version of Toréador, en garde! at minutes 1:02, 1:54, and 2:37.
Okay, okay...is everyone relatively unscathed? Here's an awesome picture of Christopher Lee (by Frank Habicht) to get us back to a warm safe place...a warm safe place...