[If this doesn’t make you want to revisit your fall ties collection (or to rip a nicely tied tie off someone) — well, then you’re probably not into ties. Then again, there’s always Bellini. And there is Joyce DiDonato, creating yet another Romeo for Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, Zurich 2015. – Photo Credit: Opernhaus Zürich. – and I wish Opernhaus Zurich would finally leave clear photo credits with their galleries, so I could properly laud their White Shirt work (in case of doubt: there is never enough praise for Ritttershaus. In fact, could this be anyone BUT Rittershaus?)).
With Joyce DiDonato.
Actually, that is all you need to know. Other perhaps than that it is online for streaming on demand at ArteConcert (and if it is geoblocked, you can still get to it), which does credit Rittershaus with the photography (ha!).
I haven’t seen it yet, since my internet connection is indeed at 100kbps max., plus I am now living in a geoblocked country and downlaoding the view would take about two days, but I am counting down the hours as I type this. Otherwise, I’d already be talking about the odd threesome with the handsome guy who’d make a very pretty lesbian (if that is Romeo’s lieutenant, let me quote another queer classic with “Herr Adjutant, Herr Adjutant, dann nehm’Se auch die linke Hand!”). And about vocal swagger (and ties, probably).
Let me know what your impressions are if you’ve already seen it (you’ll most likely download it sooner than I will, anyway).
PS. Do yourself a favor and check out the photo gallery at the above link to Zurich Opera. White Shirts and undone bowties and cuffs, oh my. (Or, as the old Julie ANdrews song so eloquently put it, “Girls in white dresses and girls with moustaches…” well, or something like that. I remember there was something in there about kittens, too).