Artist of the Month: Ben Connor


August 1, 2013 / By Larry L. Lash,

 - Vienna – It was when I first saw Ben Connor in his underwear that I knew he had star quality. (it’s not what you think.) It was in an updated production of La boheme at Theater an der Wien in der Kammeroper starring its Young Artist ensemble. Connor played Marcello as a grungy, spoiled brat, master of his domain, and entirely comfortable padding around his apartment in his skivvies. This wasn’t the Ben Connor I had seen as the comic relief in Rossini’s La Combiale di matrimonio, or in smaller roles at Theater an der Wien. Here, he totally embodied the vain painter with a rare, natural stage presence. He simply was Marcello. -

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