The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas (11)

[Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Orlando) in Vivaldi’s “Orlando”, Paris/TCE 2011]

On the eleventh Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:

One Mad Contralto

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(just to make sure that we have a sufficiently high contralto quota in here. Also, at least one “Orlando” variation. –  But if you look closely, you can make out the passed out mezzo in the background and yes, that is Romina Basso’s Medoro).

And if that wasn’t queer-friendly enough yet, we also have

one Latvian in Leather:

12ws_ofxmas_10 Elīna Garanča, promotional material for
Elīna Garanča, promotional material for “Revive”, DGG 2016

one Queer Remake of ‘Thornbirds’:

12ws_ofxmas_9  Sonia Prina (Polinesso) in Handel's
Sonia Prina (Polinesso) in Handel’s “Ariodante”, Aix-en-Provence 2014

one Hormonal Emperor:

12ws_ofxmas_8  Danielle DeNiese (Poppea) and Alice Coote (Nerone) in Monteverdi's
Danielle DeNiese (Poppea) and Alice Coote (Nerone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Glyndebourne 2008

one Vintage Fangirl:

12ws_ofxmas3112 - Renate Müller (Viktoria) and uncredited extras in Reinhold Schünzel's
Renate Müller (Viktoria) and uncredited extras in Reinhold Schünzel’s “Viktor und Viktoria”, 1933

one Cup of Chocolate:

Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin) in Strauss' Rosenkavalier, Baden-Baden 2009
Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin) in Strauss’ Rosenkavalier, Baden-Baden 2009

one Scowling Warlord:

12ws_ofxmas Teresa Iervolino (Holofernes) in Vivaldi's
Teresa Iervolino (Holofernes) in Vivaldi’s “Juditha Triumphans”, Venice/La Fenice 2015

one Baroque Slowdance:

12ws_ofxmas_4  Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero) and Anja Harteros (Alcina) in Handel's
Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero) and Anja Harteros (Alcina) in Handel’s “Alcina”, Vienna/Staatsoper 2010

one Elektric Candle:

12ws_christmas-lightceps - Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) in Strauss'
Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) in Strauss’ “Elektra”, Barcelona/Liceu 2016. – Photo Credit: Antoni Bofill for the Liceu

two Sottish Lovebirds:

12ws-ofxmas_2 - Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Daniela Barcellona (Malcolm) in Rossini's
Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Daniela Barcellona (Malcolm) in Rossini’s “La donna del lago”, London/ROH 2013

…and one pining Prince of Ponto:

12ws_ofxmas-1 Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart's
Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris/TCE 2016

3 thoughts on “The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas (11)”

    1. Perhaps the hair?

      But if we cast that take with Baroque voices and make it less about romanticizing domestic abuse, I’m all for a remake!

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