White Shirt Monday: A Trip To Hell

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[“Obviously, you can do whatever you like, but do you have to do it right in front of my face?” Amore in a suit having a moment on heteronormativity, perhaps. – Nadine Sierra (Amore) and an impressive “Ack. Straights!” face, next to Bejun Mehta (Orfeo) and Anna Prohaska (Euridice) in Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice” at Staatsoper UdL/Schillertheater, Berlin 2016. – Photo Credit: Matthias Baus (Hi-Res press materials here]

The Berliner Staatsoper seems to be having an “old white men serenely regietheatering the repertory” moment: after Neuenfels’ celebrated “Ariadne of Naxos”, we’re back for Jürgen Flimm (as far as one can talk about ‘serene’ when Flimm is concerned) with Gluck’s “Orfeo de Euridice”, with Bejun Metha in the lead (he is very good. He is not a female mezzo. Choose an adjoiing preposition between those two phrases at will).

orfeoUDLberl[Last White Shirt Standing: Nadine Sierra (Amor) and Bejun Mehta (Orfeo) in Gluck’s “Orfeo ad Euridice”, at Staatsoper UdL/Schillertheater, Berlin 2016. – Photo Credit: Matthias Baus]

The production was part of the Easter Festtage, and will be back this June/July (wihtout Sierra and Prohaska, but with Mehta, to whom this evening is tailored), in case you find yourselves in Berlin with a longing for some Christoph Willibald.

 

4 thoughts on “White Shirt Monday: A Trip To Hell”

      1. It is the only viable option, given the circumstances! Double points for that rather genderqueer breastplate, too.

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