Mezzo Alert: Spalla mai fù, II
Thanks to YT channel malenaernmanfansite and Lang’s watchful eyes, we have the first video footage from Malena Ernman as Serse at Theater an der Wien in the new production that opened a week ago today.
Look, shirtsleeves! (though in case of Ernman, I am tempted to quote the timeless Blanche recommendation of “backless, strapless, low-cut”, which on these pages translates to “tank tops, hot damn!”)
Oh yes, and there’s also a part two:
Also, I never knew that there existed a Swedish mezzo version of the Lakmé “Flower Duet”, starring von Otter and Ernman. As PL just stated elsewhere, you learn something new every day.