Sunday, December 14, 2008

Twelve Days of Christmas T-11: Balthazar

The second drawing is of ol' Balthazar!

 Balthazar, one of the three kings, possibly a Zoroastrian, immortalized in the brilliant Franco Zeffirelli movie Jesus of Nazareth by James Earl Jones, and played with regularity throughout my childhood by my dad in the opera Amahl and the Night Visitors. It's a great bass part, and I had the opportunity to play Amahl alongside him when I was about eleven.


Unknown said...

The new movie, "The Nativity" did a pretty neat job of representing the three kings characters.