White Shirt Monday: I Draculetti ed i Helsinghetti

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[Blond and Blonder: Dilara Baştar (Romeo), Uliana Alexyuk (Giulietta) in Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” as staged by Tilman Hecker for Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 2017. – Photo Credit: Felix Grünschloß]

“Capuleti” is an opera that that simply keeps on giving, as far as our community is concerned. Vampire Romeo who fashioned the main curtan into a suit! Soon-to-be-Vampire Giulietta, with a Young Marg Helgenberger vibe! And wait till you see the Tebaldo! Considering a Love Bite of sorts for tomorrow? Buckle in, we’re going Bellini. – Yes, there is a video trailer, I am so glad you asked.

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[Dilara Baştar (Romeo), Uliana Alexyuk (Giulietta) in Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” as staged by Tilman Hecker for Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe 2017. – Photo Credit: Felix Grünschloß]

20 thoughts on “White Shirt Monday: I Draculetti ed i Helsinghetti”

    1. The only other beard coming to mind right now is Lemieux in that TCE Orlando – I guess the reluctance has a lot to do with visibly deconstructing the naturalized link between femaleness and femininity: if a female (particularly cis female) body can carry visual codes not of an fetishized androgynous in between, but of maleness, the whole “but it’s just to girls and gender is still tied to biology” perspective of patriarchy implodes on itself, and that makes some people nervous.

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      1. perhaps also an undercurrent of femininity being generally staged for consumption, and masculinity for subjectivity/identification, and putting a female-coded body into a coded setting that defies a feminized kind of ojectification? (not a simple layer, there is also masculinity staged for consumption, but perhaps it depends and how the bodies are coded/If they are coded in or out of a binary?)

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  1. the trend of Valentine’s Day concert venue ads that speak to me continues! (though this one is probably meant especially for Agathe)

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          1. …also appreciating the casual wearing of subculture robes. (I am waiting for towanda to chime in with that she actually owns that shirt) No totalitarian curtains here! 😉

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          2. Ha! LOL.

            FYI guess whose parents took her (well both of us) shopping and she bought a white AND black dress shirt because we’re going to the Met therefore OPTIONS. (I also own a very rich red one, surprising no one, and I canNOT decide.)

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            1. Oh yes, I bemoan the day Marlene Pants and tux jackets went out of fashion with the rest of the world. Not even a pair of gentlemen’s trousers can catch a break these days, it seems!

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    1. I thought that one was “wearing the chaise”? But it certainly wold go well with some totalitarian ruler with airs of grandeur curtains, only that for that, they show a bit too much style.

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