[…apparently there are poses that are hotwired into my brain:
“Are you pondering what I’m pondering? – “I think so, Brian. But what would that Eurydice costume look like on a petite redhead?” – Sophie Witte (Eurydice) and Eva Maria Günschmann (Orphée) in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, Mönchengladbach 2017. – Photo Credit: Matthias Stutte]
Mönchengladbach’s/Krefeld’s current “Orphée” is getting glowing reviews (still running through July 13th, and then back in November, and Feb-June 2018) both for the musical side, and the staging by Jakob Peters-Messer: it is one big argument for the things possible in smaller-scale German stadttheaters.
(It is also one big argument for one production wiring you to certain markers, and then those markers pinging you in future productions without the singers who originally forged then, and then your brain is just yapping for oxygene in a very Pavlovian way and actually on a different planet altogether. Even though the geographic region of the setting may be more or less the same).
…There is a Xena episode called “Lyre, Lyre, Hearts of Fire”. very Orphic setting. Lots of singing. The Amazons give a rendition of “Sisters Are Doing It For Themseves”, but I digress.
Since this show is around for a while, I hope to be conferencing in the vicinity next season – the Reaper Amor is an interesting idea already. And there may be other elements uh… suiting my interests.
[Reacting to archetypes like a string to a bow? – Gabriela Kuhn (? – the multiple Amor casts under the make-up might make me misguess, full cast info per show can be found here) as Amor and Eva Maria Günschmann as Orphée in in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, Mönchengladbach 2017. – Photo Credit: Matthias Stutte]
And if this post seems cryptic to you, and even more so if it doesn’t, head over to the company website and check out the production photo gallery for added Pining Prince of Ponto Rohrschach (there is even a video. I may have been yelling at my screen by 0:02 already). I mean come on. C o m e o n !