[Wake up and smell the
coffee roses! It’s Monday! And probably my favorite poster from the photo exhibition in the Gustav-Mahler-Saal at Vienna Staatsoper: stills from the first “Rosenkavalier” given in the rebuilt house after WWII. – Hilde Gueden (Sophie), Irmgard Seefried (Octavian) and Maria Reining (Marschallin) in Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier”, Vienna 1955.]
The 1950s may have been straight as an arrow, but there is that thing about winged Cupid painted blind and all that, and also, arrows U-Turning might have been the 1950s U-Hauling because despite a lot of outward homophobia and horrible ensuing actions, “Mädchen in Uniform” with Lili Palmer and Romy Schneider kissing still happened (ha!), and so did this and other “Rosenkavalier” productions (double ha, and ha again!).
I am on cough meds, so I nearly subtitled Maria Reining with “Busty McFabulous”. I apologize. – Neverminding the rose there, Irmgard?