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Bryn Terfel @St David's Hall, Cardiff (tomorrow) THEY say the devil has the best tunes, which could be the reason why the little red bloke with the pitchfork turns up twice in Bryn Terfel's latest show, Bad Boys.Taking on what he calls "the demonic misfits and malcontents of opera," the world famous bass-baritone will be tackling such darker works as Faust and Mefistofele, as well as inhabiting the character of the spy Barnaba in La Gioconda, police chief Javert in Les Miserables, the most infamous of cut-throat barbers in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, womaniser Don Giovanni and the knife-wielding London villain Mack the Knife.

Me? I'm still waiting for the long mooted Bryn Terfel and Shane MacGowan team up which I was drunkenly promised when I interviewed the sozzled Pogues singer in a London pub back in 2005. With a big toothless, letter-box grin Shane had told me how much he'd love to do a duet with the world-renowned bass baritone on Fairytale Of New York. What are you waiting for, Bryn boy? Enquiries: 029 2087 8420
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 8, 2009
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