*squealing*

…I especially heart the hashtag #vitelliaandsestoreunited. As if we weren’t passing out already.

*more squealing*

 

 

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            1. That’s no competition. Sorry, but Rachvelishvili is acing that one in sizzling stage presence.

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            2. I know but the Met seems to still love her. I’d say it’s only a matter of time (this season?) until they latch onto R and never look back.

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            3. Gaanca’s glossy, technical perfection and high ethics work perfectly for the Met, I’d say. And there are parts where I could not imagine Rach in her place – Charlotte, for example. Or where at least their interpretations would go to very different points.

              But the whole fach of exiticed, othered ‘seductresses’? Rachvelishvili approaches them from a vantage point where they are pushed at her anyway, and she tears into them in a way that is just not EG’s style.

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            4. that was my point. I see what you’re saying otherwise. R is very old school that way but G has her “unapproachable goddess” qualities that satisfy their audience..

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            5. If you’re Andrei Serban and your conception of Charlotte is 1950’s bored French housewife, then G is perfect. Meantime, R has been singing at the Met since 2011, so if they were going to latch on you’d think they’d have done it by now. They tend to go all in for whoever makes waves in their first season.

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            6. 2011? When she was what, 25? (Did she ever carry a new production, or did she slip into a runs of Carmens or Azucenas?)

              ‘Bored French Housewife’ – yes, that was the take to a t! Worked for me. And I still wait to see Garanča as Carmen in a corporate setting where she gets to wear pencil skirts and an icy expression.

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            7. Oh, I would totally go see a G-led Corporate Carmen. Think what you could do with the smugglers 🙂

              R’s Met Rep, 2011 – 2018: Carmen, Carmen, Carmen, Carmen, Prince Igor, Trovatore…

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            8. it looks like they lifted it right from Arena di Verona. But R gets to chew some scenery! I don’t even know my way around the opera and I clicked on the scene where she scares Aida.

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            9. And then she curses the entirety of institutionalized religion! Let me get the popcorn. I don’t even care if it’s Zeffirelli as long as she chews through it.

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            10. – I would also watch a G-led corporate Samson, if Garanca sang Samson as a closet case refusing to cut their hair, and, when finally sporting a short do of liberation, riding off towards the rainbow sunset with Dalila in the end.

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            11. Yes, G opening Dalila (with a #stupidtenor alagna). But R is Amneris a few weeks after, I’ve had the Oct 6 HD on my calendar since Anik posted those clips a few months ago!

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        1. She did a summer festival concert at a remote monastery with Chichon conducting a few weeks back; other than that, probably buying school start stuff?;-)

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            1. I thought that Don Carlo was Eboli fencing her through the convent, kissing ladies? (I don’t think he conducted that?) While she couldn’t stop thinking about Elisabeth and one of these days I will finally write fanfic for those two.

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            2. ehehehe… the way I read it SHE was conducting, then I noticed Chichon was involved. But if your inspiration strikes, I’m all for that fanfic.

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            3. it’s more the time management that should strike, alas. There *is * a bit of that in Stages, further down. Eventually.

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      1. Right? Add the recent Connolly photo shoot and we have ourselves a trend about questioning conventions of feminine apparel in age groups so far not included in it that much in mainstream representation – and at a point where it really is not about cuteness or playfulness, but, due to seniority, about power.

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