Gershwin’s take on the next US president

Gershwin’s take on the next US president


norman lebrecht

November 08, 2016

gershwin smoking


  • Petros Linardos says:

    Trump’s life is the stuff of an operatic libretto. His real life voice is probably in the high baritone or tenor range. But in the Trump opera the character should be a bass: more appropriate for both his buffo and his evil qualities.

  • Robert Holmén says:

    I’d have to say that the top video is an example of how the musical comedy song genre is not well-served by the operatic voice style.

  • EricB says:

    And if I was President, I would pass a law making it mandatory that there’d be a broadway production of “Of Thee I Sing” every election year !!