White Shirt Monday: Orphic Bi Blues

[It happened! Jamie Barton trouser-roled on the Met stage and you all knew that this particular White Shirt Monday was coming. – Jamie Barton (Orfeo) in Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”, New York/MEt 2019. – Photo Credit, Metropolitan Opera/Ken Howard (?)]

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White Shirt Monday: ‘Stached Away

[Exemplifying the 3 accessorizing “S” of the fashion-sensitive trouser singer: sword, ‘stache and soprano. – Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (Romeo), with an unknown Giulietta on her arm, in Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” in Dresden in the 1830s; lithograph by Wilhelm Santer. Image Credit: Vienna Theatre Museum, online collection.]

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Sound and Clouds and Thunder (151)

[Sabine Devieilhe and Florian Sempey, singing “La danse du Grand Calumet de la Paix” from Rameau’s “Les Indes Galantes”, danced by Les danseurs de la Bintou Dembele Cie Rualité, Paris/ONP 2019. – Clip with thanks to Cappella Mediterranea]

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