[Julie Robard-Gendre as
Lady Oscar Don Ramiro in Mozart’s “La finta giardiniera”, Aix-en-Provence 2012]
I don’t even know where to start with the pop culture references on this one – Rosenkavalier gone Goth Grunge? Anime gone Opera? Vampire White Shirt Collars? Mezzos in white shirts are clearly adaptable to a multitude of contexts.
The entire production (with Ramiro and Arminda either falling into bed or killing each other, I couldn’t quite make up my mind) is still available via ArteLiveWeb, hopefully not geoblocked – if there are issues, ask in the comments, the readers of this blog will probably be able to sort it out (again).