White Shirt Queen

[The high art of making a skirt look like a pair of pants: Greta Garbo in “Queen Christine”. – Photo Credit: Greta Garbo. Ein Wunder in Bildern. Wien 1937, s.p.]

Due to popular demand: more Golden Age Garbo.

What if instead of making him a Lieutenant in the Sevilla garnison, Almaviva would have sent Cherubino to Sweden, where he would either have become Queen of Sweden, or would have taken along the Countess and a closet’s worth of gender ambivalent clothes – quel cappello leggiero e galante -, to see who could outbutch whom in role-playing? (my money is on the Countess, though. Her first name is Rosina, after all).

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