Invisible Lesbians (Opera Edition)

[Time for some queer tango? – Patricia Petibon (Giulietta) and Michèle Losier (Nicklausse) in Offenbach’s “Les contes d’Hoffmann” Brussels/La Monnaie 2019]

In honor of Lesbian Visibility Week, here are some operatic lesbians you probably never considered as lesbians, despite all this evidence:

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White Skirt Wednesday: ‘f/f, enemies to lovers, 50k+ coloratura notes’

[“Se mai più sarò geloso” from Hasse’s “Cleofide”, sung by Simone Kermes (Cleofide) and Vivica Genaux (Poro), with Cappella Gabetta, Gstaad 2014. – Clip with thanks to Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy]

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Review: Drinking My Tea. Neuwirth’s „Orlando“ at Vienna Staatsoper

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[World Premiere curtain call: cast and team of “Orlando”, Vienna State Opera, Dec. 8th, 2019]

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