[Quoting, from all the future paper titles thadieu and I came up with (please feel free to add your own in the comments), the following contender: Lapels in motion: a qualitative analysis of collared structures in relation to triple-button gravity models. (also, The Queen’s Throat was already taken) – Once more, Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]
In “Stages”, especially in the latest chapters, I do a lot of conscious framing of throats (and I do have to think of Koestenbaum at times), both in sights and in motions, or as a place of sensation, since it makes for a poignant shortcut for singing, its physicality and its sensual appeal as it ties in with that physicality.
Other than that, of course, it’s simply what happens to show when you start unbuttoning a shirt, which brings us back to the shirt above, which will likely not appear at La Monnaie as of May 5th, but there should be another shirt of sorts. We ar rooting for you, tailoring department of La Monnaie! (and I don’t think they are going for a blouse, direction-wise).
There is a first trailer out on FB this week (thanks for the alert, Dr. T!), though it appears the montage using the singers’ press photos is more a “use what’s there” moment than “this is how we will stage them, as a couple of singers who shall remain cis-gendered”.
(although… you know… political oligarchy drama with a brother and sister fighting over the same woman, with some “what will the public think?” and “but this will hurt out chances with the conservatives!”? – I would watch that. Repeatedly! I have some hopes for Farnace carrying on a messy personal/political affair with Marzio in this setting, which continues to look very political (there is a statement on the La Monnae website by the directors talking about EU summits and European values))