Bryn Terfel (whom we like to call "BrAEn TAErfel from FAEnol" for no other reason that we don't speak Welsh but it makes us laugh anyway) is as we all know a great baritone, a teddy bear of a man, a fighter for Welsh workers rights (and, really, who wants a thousand-dollar Made In China Burberry raincoat? Burberry unwisely decided to close the -- profitable, +22%!!! -- factory anyway, because, you know, Burberry is apparently a Chinese brand -- silly us who thought it was English), & a helluva guy.
We are concerned anyway for that little breath problem -- in a very nice "Lunch with Terfel" story, the Financial Times exposes for ther first time the great man taste for elaborate condiments: the man eats garlic right before a rehearsal, likes Bocelli a lot and really think there's nothing wrong with those lame crossover albums (that he cranks out, too, so we're gettign a bit defensive there, aren't we BrAEn?).
But he also sings a pAEan to our dear Rolando Villazon (and yes, he did the right thing by endorsing the -- losing, dang -- fight of the Welsh workers), so we forgive him.
*hands BrAEn a TicTac*