White Shirt Monday: Red ist the new Silver?

[To bear just one rose is so 1750s: Karolina Gumos as Arsamene in Handel’s “Serse”, Berlin/Komische Oper 2012. Also, you can leave your hat on. – Photo Credit: Komische Oper Berlin (Frank Straub?)]

Stefan Herheim’s production opened yesterday at Komische Oper Berlin. Further dates are May 17th, 19th, 23rd, 24th and 27th, June 15th, 21st and 27th and July 5th.

Thanks to Handel and some mezzo-focused casting, this evening is oh so very White Shirt: it features Stella Doufexis as Serse himself and the above pictured Karolina Gumos as Arsamene. And don’t forget about Amastre (Katarina Bradic), who spends most of the opera in male drag…

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