Who knew? Lincoln would have been a Bugs Bunny fan! As you likely know, Bugs starred in the famous "Rabbit of Seville." A hundred years before Bugs worked that shaving lather into Elmer Fudd's bald head, Lincoln listened to that classic music from the Italian comic opera.
The Lincoln Memorial Association newsletter this month says that on March 24, 1864, Lincoln was in the front row at Willard's Hall in Washington, D.C. to hear an auria from the "Barber of Seville," performed by Theodore Hablemann. He may have gone at the suggestion of Mary and Robert, who had enjoyed "The Barber of Seville" two years earlier.
Seriously, who wouldn't enjoy that which Bugs made classic?
Kick back, take your top hat off, and enjoy "The Rabbit of Seville," compliments of Yahoo! Video: