Curator Melissa Wolfe talks about the inspiration we can all take away from the Columbus Museum of Arts newest exhibition showcasing the work of home town hero George Bellows. George Bellows and the American Experience through January 4, 2014. This exhibition follows on the heels of a major retrospective of the artist organized by the [...]
Placido Flamingo Sings Like His Namesake
It’s all Meryl Streep’s fault. Truly it is.
If she hadn’t had a birthday last month, I wouldn’t have come across a reference to her having a Muppet inspired by her, named Meryl Sheep! Â Streep -Sheep. Get it? You wouldÂ have to be a household name in order for the joke to work.
Immediately I wondered who else has had this “honor.” Many, it turns out, including Placido Domingo as Placido Flamingo!
Placido Flamingo has appeared in many episodes, singing new lyrics to well-known classical melodies. I’ve selected one video toÂ start you on your road of discovery. Perhaps you know a child or two who’d enjoy watching along.
Oh, should you be wondering, tenor Richard Hunt sang the role. According to a message left by one video watcher, Placido Flamingo was retired when Richard Hunt died.Â Fortunately for us, Placido Domingo is still singing.