But while waiting patiently I noticed that today is the birthday of Thomas Hampson, who is seen in this clip singing the famous Largo al Factotum aria from The Barber of Seville, or Il Barbiere di Siviglia, by Gioachino Rossini. He is 77 today. Hampson that is, Rossini would be 227 years old by now, but I think he died a long time ago. I hope Mr. Hampson has many more birthdays - he is a singer of rare excellence.
I just rewatched that video and notice that he is signing while he is singing - how funny is that?