[Though why would anyone be crying when there is Delphine Galou in a white shirt, singing Vivaldi? Other than due to being overwhelmed with sheer bliss, perhaps. – Delphine Galou (Damira) in Vivaldi’s “La verità in cimento”, Zurich 2015. – Clip with thanks to Gudrun74]
It took me the first more widely panned shot to realize that Galou is not singing one of the sons, but one of the mothers here – who cares, though, it’s ten shades of marvelous and marriage scheming and please head me a glass of that wine before I pass out for other reasons.
That shirt is so well-fitting that it should get Paris Points, though. That’s my new scale. The shirt is also similarly unbuttonable, as the second aria kindly uploaded by Gudrun74 proves (there’s also a third), and I am in a dilemma here as in that I do find the styling of the staging (by Jan Philipp Gloger) unduly objectifying here, and I protest that, but on the other hand, my brain has just shut off and is only capable of making weak *dzzz* noises from here on out since it has been thoroughly fried by the sight and sound of “Se l’acquisto”.
Note to self: go through Gundrun74’s channel again more often (though perhaps not at the office because I can kiss productivity for the rest of the day goodbye now).