White Shirt Monday: A Byron Fantasy

SC_FNTSIO_OOTAOE_FB[Further proof that Sarah Connolly is actually Lord Byron reincarnated. That, or Oscar Wilde’s younger, even better-looking brother. – Sarah Connolly during the Orchestra of the Age of Enlighentment’s (OAE) concert performance of Offenbach’s romantic White Shirt operetta “Fantasio”, London 2013. – Photo Credit: OAE via the The OAE Facebook page]

Cuffs and red velvet and THE HAIR and 19th century collars and… oh my.

I’d be hard-pressed to choose between Connolly’s Byron and her silver fox Cesare (but oh, what a delightful tough place of choice to be in!)… Who is your Conolly trouser favorite?

7 thoughts on “White Shirt Monday: A Byron Fantasy”

  1. There is a sort of seemly satisfaction
    In faces of the few who know their worth —
    Have proved it — felt its force in thought and action —
    And rank themselves among the great of earth.
    Not vanity — such minds feel no attraction
    To tinsel — nor self-pride — but almost mirth:
    “Another test, another triumph” — dare a
    Mere mortal worship thee, divinest Sarah?

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    1. there is the Byron Sesto from Aix, which might still float around YT. Snippets of Octavian at ENO. Nerone at the Liceu with Miah Persson. 🙂

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  2. It’s a tie between Cesare and Nerone for me. Not so fond of her take on Sesto, or rather that whole production (though she sure looks gorgeous!)

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  3. Her Phedre, in Hippolyte et Aricie – video was available from Glyndebourne, Arte Live Web, may be again sometime. Her Agrippina from Liceu – never found any video. Wonderful production stills.
    Her Ariodante is complete on YouTube, stronger vocally than visually, I felt about the entire production.

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