[Alice Coote rehearsing Prince Charming of Massenet’s “Cendrillon” at ROH, London 2011. – Photo Credit: ROH/unknown, via The Independent]
Look there’s even an actual white shirt involved!
While the ROH “Cendrillon” is dashing in so many ways, it also continues the story of unfortunate wig karma for Alice Coote, who would have given the (plentiful, the White Shier Gos (Goddesses?) have smiled down on us in this one) DVD close-ups quite another slant if she had been given, say, nothign but a ribbon for a ponytail (on thatnote, can I please have *that* version as a Disney Movie for Christmas?).
Then again, Coote knows how to rock pretty much everything, including a stint as Escamillo: mezzo-soprano, en garde!
[actually, it’s Alice Coote as Idamante in Mozart’s “Idomeneo” (bullfighting replaced by Atreidian princesses running rampant), as seen in San Francisco in 2008. – Bonus points: Coonte could at least sing her very own Carmen in addition)