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Carnegie Hall's Prank On Brit Counter-Tenor Iestyn Davies

By James Inverne j.inverne@classicalite.com on Apr 11, 2014 11:38 AM EDT

Fast-rising (risen, really) British counter-tenor Iestyn Davies is never surprised when people spell his name wrong, but it doesn't mean he has to like it.

He often posts on social media the many and varied variations of address with which he is hailed--"Lestyn" is a popular one, "Iestin" is another, "Lestin."

But nothing had quite prepared him for the friendly prank played on him at Carnegie Hall this week.

Iestyn got to his dressing-room to be greeted by the following sign:

"4-H.

Lester Rabies
Lestyn Davis
Westyn Vadies
Lauralyn David
Westwind Scabies
Cinnamon Ladies
(Iestyn Davies)"

We know which friendly Carnegie Hall staffer came up with that, and they have gone up even further in our estimation!

As for the singer himself, he was highly amused (and gave us permission to share the story).

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