Live from Malaga: Antonio Banderas tries conducting

Live from Malaga: Antonio Banderas tries conducting


norman lebrecht

November 13, 2019

The Hollywood star, ex-husband of Melanie Griffith, was helping out his hometown band this morning.

We’ve seen worse.



  • drummerman says:

    Like they say…as long as it swings.

  • anon says:

    better than Domingo

  • Nat says:

    Always a pleasure to see a bassoon section in groups like this.

  • V. Lind says:

    It’s certainly a singular sensation.

  • LOL says:

    He is great!

  • Adam Stern says:

    Not too shabby! My favorite actor-as-conductor is still Cary Grant in the 1951 film “People Will Talk”, doing a very decent job with Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture” (scroll to 27:50):

    • Bone says:

      That was wonderful! Thanks for sharing – hadn’t known that existed. (Side note: in some blogs I use a picture of Marlin Brando playing a trombone as my avatar – just something about a great actor looking the part).

  • Gustavo says:

    The Mask of Zorro has fallen.

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    See you soon in Malaga: