...opens on Tuesday in a new production by our favorite f**k-up-your-opera-house director, Graham Vick. Opera di Roma hasn't staged Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail in almost forty years and this era's singers will be Rodney Clarke as Selim, Maria Grazia Schiavo as Konstanze, Charles Castronovo as Belmonte and Gabriele Ferro on the podium.
Above, British bass-baritone Rodney Clarke is lounging in his pasha gear -- although below, he's more in his element, hanging out on his website. Oh I'm sorry? Were you looking for the opera singer Rodney Clarke? I'll bet you weren't expecting me!! Nooooooo you weren't.