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Thread #14205   Message #120833
Posted By: escamillo
05-Oct-99 - 12:44 AM
Thread Name: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
Subject: RE: BS: Why did you choose your nickname?
Since the early times of BBSs I had to choose a nickname, and I decided that it should be an Opera character, the music I love (not all operas). I considered Radames, Calaf, Giovanni, Scarpia, etc. and then winner was.. Escamillo, le torero de Granada ! (from Bizet's CARMEN) There were two reasons: I was already singing as baritone (before my teacher declared me a tenor), and Escamillo was so handsome, so brave, so ridiculously romantic !

(I hate bullfights and hunting and any kind of torture on animals, and would like to see all toreros in jail, but the character was overwhelmingly attractive)

I owe to myself to once get dressed as a "toreador", scan the photo and put it in the front page of my programs (I'm a professional programmer) and see my customers' faces.

Andrés Magré