Watch. This. Right. Now.
(The well-known Foil Song from Verdi’s “Don Carlos”. Elīna Garanča (Eboli), Paris/ONP 2017. – Clip with thanks to Opéra national de Paris. Uploaded just in time for Coming Out Day. How convenient.)
- Why did no one tell me that Krzysztof Warlikowski is a lesbian?
(yes, we will have to address the festishizing of lesbian iconography, and for which gaze, and through utilizing which imageries of het-aligned power, but right now, props to even knowing said iconography)
- Why did it take until 2017 to address Eboli’s obvious gayness in a mainstream production? (waving 20+ year old notes and yelling “told you so!” right now)
- How will anyone every be able again to argue against said gayness with a straight face?
- Where can I find an ice bucket and a cold drink, please?