I feel that one of these absolutes is that in our country, opera stars like Anna Netrebko and Erwin Schrott would not get the same paparazzi-star-treatment that we-Americans reserve for people who do nothing meaningful to further culture other than take up space on our televisions ... people like the Kardashians or those blockheads from Jersey Shore.
In Europe, things are a little different. Here is opera's "It Couple" arriving via convertible - that just so happened matched Erwin's new haircolor - for the opening night of Salzburg Festspiele.
Eat your heart our, Alex McCord -
And my personal favorite:
I'm very thankful that Mr. Schrott left his "MC Hammer" pants at home ... too bad he didn't remember to do that here. OH! And, here too.
[Photos appear courtesy of OperaChic. Thanks, OC!]