White Shirt Monday: Mezzos with roses and
whiskers on kittens sopranos that are smitten
[Definitely one of my favorite things: Stella Doufexis (Octavian) bearing gifts to Sophie (Brigitte Geller) in Andreas Homoki's reading of Strauss's "Der Rosenkavalier", Berlin/Komische Oper 2006. - Photo Credit: the one and only Monika Rittershaus]
Also, everytime I see photos from this prodcution, I want to vote for switching the silver uniform of Octavian to black, with this precise white-lined collar. Dashing doesn’t even begin to cover it.
For everyone who wants to see it (and Doufexsi) in action: this production is carrying on, while Homoki is leaving for Zurich. Dates for next season are January and February 2013, details can be found here at the new website of Komische Oper Berlin, which seems to have done away with production photos and video trailers for now. I do not approve!