Baritones, like their female counterpart, the mezzos, come in all shapes and sizes. They are common for leading men, villains and character parts. There are even a few ingenues or at least roles for young men in the baritone range. Because it is a range shared by many singers, there are many subtypes of baritone roles. Villains and leading men in heavier pieces are frequently dramatic baritones, whereas character types are comic baritones and younger characters or characters in lighter shows are lyric baritones. Because it is the most common male vocal register, the voice can also have an “everyman” implication and such roles are frequently baritones.
Top two images: model sheets for “Forever Ambushed” which was released on January 6, 1945 as “Odor-able Kitty”, the first cartoon to star the skunk of his dreams, Pepe le Pew. Chuck Jones, graphite on paper.
Bottom: Chuck Jones’s pay stub from the month before. And a reminder, all of the director’s and animator’s work was “for hire”–they retained no rights to their creations. Pay stub courtesy the Linda Jones Clough archive.
B: Non vuoi sapere che cosa mi blocca? Io non posso rispondergli finché tu non risponderai a me… alla domanda di sempre. Cosa siamo Chuck?
B: L'autunno scorso hai detto che non potevamo stare insieme, e io ti ho creduto… ma ogni volta che provo a dimenticarti tu ti comporti..
C: Mi comporto come?
B: Chuck.. Forse vuoi solo che io sia infelice quanto lo sei tu.
C: Credimi, non lo auguro a nessuno. Voglio solo che tu sia felice Blair.
B: E allora devi essere onesto e guardarti dentro col cuore, devi dirmi se quello che provi per me è vero o è soltanto un gioco. Se è vero troveremo una soluzione a qualunque costo.
Se invece non lo è…per favore Chuck lasciami andare.
C: È solo un gioco e io detesto perdere, quindi vai.
B: Ti ringrazio.
Serena: Chuck perché le hai fatto questo?
C: Perché la amo davvero..e non posso renderla felice
“Louvre Come Back To Me”, directed by Chuck Jones, 1962. Top two drawings: character layouts by Chuck Jones; bottom two drawings: background layouts by Maurice Noble (who received Co-Director credit for this film.)
modern auwhere enjolras and grantaire meet over the internet but they live on opposite sides of the country. they constantly text, skype and video message each other. enjolras gets often teased by his friends because it’s obvious that he’s very much besotted with r.
“I encountered in the street a penniless young man who was in love. His hat was old and his jacket worn, with holes at the elbows; water soaked through his shoes, but starlight flooded through his soul.” – Les Misérables