White Shirt Monday: Velvet Jacket Tales

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[“Whom are you calling shuffled to pageboy state, lalala, I cannot hear you over the sound of being fabulous in velvet down to the tips of my shoes”: Hibla Gerzmava (Anna) and Martina Belli (Smeton) in Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena”, Milan 2017.  – Photo Credit: Marco Brescia, Rudy Amisano]

Well. Look who sticks to the velvet jackets after the part of Claudio in Handel’s “Lucio Cornelia Silla” at Konzerthaus Vienna earlier this year: Martina Belli (in another trouser role, this time on the cusp of belcanto pageboy-ism).

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[Current mood: crushed by patriarchy, but still wearing crown/trousers&shirt: Martina Belli (Smeton) and Hibla Gerzmava (Anna) in Donizetti’s “Anna Bolena”, Milan 2017. – Photo Credit: Marco Brescia, Rudy Amisano]

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