The Zurich “Agrippina”: Kasarova, Mijanovic, Bonitatibus
[Vesselina Kasarova as Agrippina and Marijana Mijanovic as Ottone in "Agrippina". Zürich, May 10th 2009. - Photo Credit: Susanne Schwiertz, Zurich Opera]
The Zurich “Agrippina” is out! It offers Vesselina Kasarova in black gloves, channeling (as Purity put it) the late Bette Davis hair. Meanwhile, the (partially) see-through dress top seems to be channeling Catherine Naglestad’s legendary Alcina. Not that we would mind.
Honorable mention: the smurf monkey.
Also available: Anna Bonitatibus lounging in boots. Oh, those boots. Oh, the lounging.
And Marijana Mijanovic in a stylish white coat and parted hair à la 1920 meets Clark Gable. The only time I’ve ever wanted Octavian to be written for contralto. A rosenkavalier is a rosenkavalier is a rosenkavalier…
The entire “Agrippina” thumbnail Gallery of the Zurich opera press section (with thanks to Purity, Inma and Smorg) can be perused here (all photos: Susanne Schwiertz, Zurich Opera). – Feel free to link to any review you come across!