The infamous Dungeon Scene ends with a demanding passage that is the downfall of most tenors, but Margison--whose English diction is outstanding--never misses a beat, tossing off
the technical difficulties with considerable ease and aplomb.
Y ahora me voy con mi mare (And now I go with my mother), a seven-part suite loosely concerned with the inconstant nature of love, the men (Adrian Sanchez, Julian Martin, and Jose Barrios) still had all the fun--playfully tossing off
ricocheting compas (rhythms) with marksman-like precision in joyous alegrias and the fast, furiously high-spirited bulerias of Ortega's hometown, Jerez de la Frontera, one of the cradles of flamenco in Southern Spain.
It's like these lions of Brit rock can't help tossing off
ear candy, though sometimes, as on the anthemic opening ``Make It Happen,'' they sound like they've taken the kitchen-sink approach.
As Hitler, Goering, and Goebbels appeared in Heartfield's collages--shouting and preening, mocked and tossing off
mockery like spittle--they were not art subjects, not then and not now.
Tenor Eric Shaw gave the most impressive performance of the evening as a golden-toned Almaviva, tossing off
beautifully controlled runs.
Effortlessly tossing off
tours de force fused from ballet and modern as well as flamenco, Cortes displays technical prowess and sheer magnetism.
Coward on film: Most people think of Noel Coward as a charming playboy, rearranging his silk ascot while tossing off
effervescent bon mots.
His diction is also impeccable, and he is capable of tossing off
"Largo al factotum" with incredible speed and clarity.
Baby Geniuses'' never really gets around to answering its own question, being more interested in showing tykes tossing off
one-liners and, with the help of special effects, throwing around adult adversaries with a super strength that's never remotely explained.
He has polish, power, and ease when launching himself into the air with apparently no preparation, tossing off
yet-to-be-named steps that leave audiences dazzled.
Not only does she meet Donizetti's vocal demands with ease, tossing off
high notes and runs with stunning accuracy, she is also a natural comic actress.
On screen, he's rather imposing, particularly when he's tossing off
withering remarks like this one, directed at abstract artist Barnett Newman's paintings ``Stations of the Cross'':
Although it may have been enterprising to use the recently popular version of the final scene, in which Almaviva occupies the spotlight, tossing off
music we ordinarily associate with La Cenerentola, Filippo Pina Castiglioni's flawed tenor more properly deserved the shadows.