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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So… I hear Strasbourg is lovely this time of year?
[The queer Shopping Cart-a Magna: Frank Castorf stages Gounod’s “Faust” at Staatsoper Stuttgart, delivers a genius evening on all accounts, and turns Siebel into a lady, too. Paris, mon amour! – Mandy Fredrich (Marguerite) and Josy Santos (Siebel) going shopping in Gounod’s “Faust”, Stuttgart 2016. – Photo Credit: Thomas Aurin]
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According to the Sept. 29th feature published on the Staatsoper blog, the new Gluck “Armide” in Vienna (staging: Ivan Alexandre) might have an interesting queer angle.
The production already has a strong pitch: Marc Minkowski will conduct and bring Les Musiciens du Louvre, for both “Armide” and “Alcina” (while the Vienna Phil are touring Japan with Kasarova’s Composer). Plus Gaëlle Arquez will sing Armide. And now it seems the staging is adding another twist.
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