[That is actually what is says: Trousers Roles For Everyone. Diversity First! It’s a poster for a fictional party called “The Mezzos”, and it features Karolina Gumos of Komische Oper Berlin. – You have my vote, MEZ! ❤ – Photo Credit: Komische Oper Berlin/Facebook Page]
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[Me in the face of heteronormativity: possibly actual footage. – Rachael Tovey (Brünnhilde) gearing up for the Todesverkündigung in Wagner’s “Die Walküre”, Nuremberg 2014. – Photo Credit: Ludwig Olah]
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This looks like a one-time narrative adaption with 21st century music (not sure how much Mozart there is still in there, and right now, the French are kind of messing with my French because I am not quite over the screenshot above), but it is queer Lady Don Giovanni.
(By which I mean, God yes please)
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Singular instance (perhaps not if we staged more Venetian Baroque)? Elena Tsallagova (Calisto) and Vivica Genaux (Diana) on the brink of some love duetting in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017]
It’s May 17th, it’s IDAHOT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (and Queerphobia at large). It’s a day to remember that we all have bodies, and that how we read or shape or stage these bodies, how we live our truths in relation to them, and to whom these our bodies react (and how), does not make anybody or any body more valuable or ‘truer’ than the other.
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[The point in conversation where Juno needs a cold drink (and we do, too): Giunone (Raffaella Milanesi) and Calisto (Elena Tsallagova) having a heart-to-heart on sleeping with goddesses in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017.]
[Yes, screencaps. Consider yourself warned, but then again, why else are you all here?]
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[Strasbourg is indeed looking very lovely this time of year. – Raffaela Milanesi (Giunone) and Vivica Genaux (Diana) in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017.]
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