White Shirt Monday: Chain Reaction

[Please cue all possible Prince Valiant/Chain a soprano to this/”You’ve Got Chainmail and it sings better than the tenor, among other things” summer quips and chill the Côtes du Provence rosé while you contemplate the reasons for this smirk: Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015 PS. That shirt collar detail, bring me the ice bucket]

The temperatures are nearing 90°F, it’s time for summer nights with Rossini – and I am a simple lesbian, all I ask for is a soprano kicking the tenor out of the bed and marrying the mezzo instead, aka it’s “Comte Ory” time.

I just stumbled across this 2015 production with a high “Men in Tights” energy, and you will now have to suffer through a dozen screencaps of Daniela Pini’s Isolier smirking in and out of chainmail and also gazing at the supreme MILF energy Adélè of Erika Miklósa (good to see that there are still excellent rainbow vibes coming out of Hungary) who literally kicks Ory out of the bed when she’s had enough of that threesome.

[Thank you, Malmo Costume Department. Anything else may be Hit-and-Miss Munchkins here, but Emo Goth Slim Fit Pageboy with a chainmail hoodie? I think we just surpassed the 90°F. Add that smirk and I may faint. – Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[This Isolier basically has two modes: 1) Smirky McSmirk 2) Moonstruck gazing at the soprano. – Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[There is also the combination of Modes 1 and 2: moonstruck smirk at the soprano. Whatever point Radegonde is making to to the right is not having much of an audience. Also: this soprano smirks back! And has excellent taste in duet (and trio) companions. – Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[There clearly is a shortage of mezzos in chainmail in this world. It would be a pity to replace this one with a tenor. – Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[So you didn’t think the chainmail look could get another upgrade here? Hold my beer, said the Malmö Costume Department and put the mezzo in a leather jacket on top. In the woods. (I should have called this post “Sotto i Pini del boschetto”. – Another glass of that rosé, please) By which, magically, a bed appears out of the ground (it really does. Still sporting the tenor, but we are about to take care of that, and by we I mean these two.) – Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[Three in a bed are not neccessarily too many, but we have our priorities, and did I mention there are shirtsleeves and smirking to consider? – Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè), Daniela Pini (Isolier) and Leonardo Ferrando (Comte Ory) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[Though if there are tenors involved, it helps if they have the energy of the painted-by-Tiepolo-in-abandon emo Vampire girlfriend we all had in the late 90s at some point, complete with flowing locks. – Leonardo Ferrando (which is an excellent Arcadian Fan Fic Name for a tenorino!), Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[Then again, three in a bed can be one to many who does not get the hint. (can I get another chilled glass of rosé?)- Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[Look. My kinks are fairly simple. They amount to a mezzo in shirtsleeves kicking the emo vampire tenor out of the bed. Bonus points for smirking. – Leonardo Ferrando (Comte Ory) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[Let me rewind this for a second. Do you mind? I didn’t think so. – Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[Towards the end of the opera, the soprano still has excellent taste in duet partners, with or without chainmail hoodies. White Shirts always welcome. – Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

[True to fashion, this production fades to black with holding hands, over a smirk and supreme MILF energy, with a white shirt on top. (pass me the wine bottle before I use that for a quip. Better yet, pass me the wine cooler.) – Erika Miklósa (Comtesse Adélè) and Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015]

13 thoughts on “White Shirt Monday: Chain Reaction”

  1. That second-to-last photo? Leather jacket, white shirt, boots? That is my Signature Look™ in real life, and I love seeing it here.

    This entire post was utterly delightful but “Sotto i Pini del boschetto” especially made me chortle. 😀

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    1. True, that should be costume designer/director/concept.
      The actual seamstresses/tailors probably prevented far worse outcomes here and made it comfortable to wear, too.

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