Several classical musicians have spent their summer vacations with an unusual endeavor: changing their names.
It raises the question of how fans relate to and identify their favorite musicians. Beyond the names that adorn marquees and Playbills, there are the many nicknames familiar to classical music – "Manny," "Pinky," "MTT."
Which is your favorite? Do you find one nickname particularly suits an artist? Take our poll or leave your write-in choice below: