Today is a fluffyprettypony post...because my posting styles are as fickle as the morning dew.
Tonight is Kristin Chenoweth's recital at NYC's Metropolitan Opera House, where I suspect half the audience will be teenaged scensters, who experienced their first girl-crush on the pint-sized piccola via the ubiquitous fame/cult that has illuminated her spunky Glinda in Stephen Schwartz's Wicked on Broadway. Tonight's Kristin Chenoweth: Live at the Met performance will be the actress's solo debut at the MET Opera house, where she will be backed by a 12-piece orchestra and a handful of dancers.
Actress and Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth is no stranger to the stage, and had made her mark in the NYC Broadway scene with, well, way too many performances to name. Her lyric soprano was previously heard in in NYC a few years ago at Avery Fisher Hall, with Marin Alsop conducting the New York Philharmonic in Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Chenoweth's "Glitter and be Gay" Cunegonde was memorable, and and has become a popular mainstay of her repertoire.
Chenoweth always goes on the record concerning her love of opera, and has a master’s degree in Opera Performance from Oklahoma City University to prove it. The anecdote is that Chenoweth (who stands without stilettos at like 4-foot-something) was told early in her career that such a petit woman would never make an impression as a credible opera singer. Well, Chenoweth shows everyone wha'ts what, as she was invited by Gelb to return to the MET in 2010, to interpret Samira in John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles.
As a weekend treat, and in adherence to the skanky/sex4y that has plagued Opera Chic as of late, I've uploaded a couple of hi-res (but heavily airbrushed) shots from FHM Magazine's March 2006 issue, where Chenoweth adequately modeled a pink bikini. You can find the photos here (possibly NSFW).
From Austria, official this week: At a news conference in Vienna on Wednesday, Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, a 74-year-old entrepreneur, announced that 25-year-old Paris Hilton has accepted his invitation to attend the Wiener Opernball soirée with him (and his wife Christina seen below) on Thursday, February 15th 2007. Kinky.
Every year, Richard Lugner entices a trashy/hawt celebrity to attend one of Vienna's most prestigious social event of the year at the Vienna Staatsoper. Previous escorts have included Pamela Anderson, Ivana Trump, Sophia Loren, and Farrah Fawcett, cuz that's how he rolls.
The 25-year-old socialite will arrive in Vienna with her parents and three girlfriends...but has recanted her original decision to take recently departed BFF4e&e Britney "TEH ANIMAL" Spears after their late December 2006 break-up.