[Hands up, how many tickets to this do you want?! – Del
phine Galou (Speranza/Proserpina), rehearsing with Robert Carsen for the current Monteverdi “Orfeo” in Lausanne, Lausanne 2016 – Photo Credit: the official Galou FB fanpage]
The show is still running tonight (Oct. 5th), plus on the 7th, 9th and 12t of October at the Opéra de Lausanne.
At first glance, I thought this was a smaller independent project with Galou singing Orfeo. Which I would not protest. (and while Orfeo is pretty baritonal at points and it would require transpositon, the Orpheus figure per se is a prime candidate for genderqueer casting, re:Berlioz).
It is Speranza and Proserpina instead, so everyone get ready for a stay in the underworld (at least during certain months), staged by Robert Carsen. Which means that things will be very pretty, and possibly also deep.
And the very good news is: ARTE Concert is streaming this production on Friday.
Pass me the Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Galou Friday it is.
[I may be fuzzy on the details, but that is a nice coat. Delphine Galou, presumably as Proserpina, in Monteverdi’s “Orfeo”, Lausanne 2016. – Photo Credit: Marc Vanappelghem]