White Shirt Monday: Bedside Manners

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[Where does one hide if one does not fit underneath the bed?! – Pesky IKEA problems as faced by Diana Haller (Cherubino), also including Johannes Kammler (Count), Esther Dierkes (Susanna) and Heinz Göhrig (Basilio) in Mozart’s “Le nozze d Figaro” as staged by Christiane Pohle, Stuttgart 2019. – Photo Credit: Martin Sigmund for Staatsoper Stuttgart]

Stuttgart’s New “Figaro” premiered yesterday, and I don’t know whether I need to head more urgently to Stuttgart, or to IKEA (probably Stuttgart, since it has all the IKEA showroom specs one might wish for).

The trailer looks fun and poignant – Figaro as a parade of IKEA showroom bedroom segregated by class? Count me in (although to be honest, I would want to watch this even if it looked like dusted over Strehler because of Diana Haller).

While watching the trailer (opening night was yesterday!) I wasn’t sure at times whether I had stepped into an episode of “Rizzoli and Isles”…

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[That common scenario where one ends up under the blankets with one’s BFF discussing murders. Or men. Or mates. Or all three? – Michael Nagl (Figaro), Sarah-Jane Brandon (Countess) and Esther Dierkes (Susanna) in Mozart’s “Le nozze d Figaro” as staged by Christiane Pohle, Stuttgart 2019. – Photo Credit: Martin Sigmund for Staatsoper Stuttgart]

…or perhaps this is an episode of Golden Girls?

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[Blanche, Dorothy, Sophia or Rose? – Either way, this bodes well for Shady Belcanto Pines aka Our Collective Future, down to the pattern on Cherubino’s shirt and their Miami Vice blazer jacket attitude. – Esther Dierkes (Susanna), Sarah-Jane Brandon (Countess) and Diana Haller (Cherubino) in in Mozart’s “Le nozze d Figaro” as staged by Christiane Pohle, Stuttgart 2019. – Photo Credit: Martin Sigmund for Staatsoper Stuttgart]

For an addendum on bedside manners – and you’ll know what I mean – watch the trailer. Or even better yet: head to Stuttgart for a show. Next dates are 4th, 6th, 19th and 21st of December (but it’s coming back in March/April 2020!).

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