[The only appropriate reaction to another bout 30°C+ temperatures: How about an extended stay at the Boeotian seaside? And tank tops, of course. – Bo Skovus (Agamemnon) and Myrtò Papatanasiu (Iphigénie) in the Torsten Fischer staging of Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Aulide”, Vienna/TADW 2012. – Photo Credit: Armin Badel]
Actually, this post is owed to thadieu, who back in spring, when we both fell into Paris-shaped hole called “Mitridate”, went on a sleuthing spree and unearthed cast engagements of prior years, including this production and this photo (on a side note, in the 2014 Gluck “Iphigénie” double bill (Torsten Fischer again), Lenneke Ruiten sang Iphigénie – which is just as weird as Papatanasiu, Petibon and Ruiten all having done Konstanze at some point despite being such distinctively different voice types. Is that the Six Operatic Degrees Of Separation game? “Which parts do we have in common?” – I guess it beats “Which exes do we have in common?”, which is the lesbian version of the game).
Also, please note my restraint in not adding any Artemis innuendo this time. Despite the sanctum in Aulis. Merciful Xena, I am so tempted.