[Arms to slay the bad cop? Check. – Laurent Naouri (Scarpia) and Myrtò Papatanasiu (Tosca) in rehearsal for La Monnaie’s new production of Puccini’s “Tosca”, Brussels 2021. – Photo Credit: Hugo Segers for La Monnaie]
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[Same, Marzelline. Same. – Lise Davidsen (Leonora) and Amanda Forsythe (Marzelline) in Beethoven’s (no, I do so not just accidentially time Betthoven) “Fidelio”, London/ROH 2020. – Photo Credit: Bill Coooper (I assume) for ROH]
Likeliness that the Pollione outfit would look better on Haller than on Puente (not his fault): 12/10.
In adjacent “Norma” mezzo news, Diana Haller sang a fabulous Adalgisa in yesterday’s opening of the new Hamburg staging by Yona Kim (which does, unsusal as it it, not look like a Xena episode, but might qualifiy as a Xena AU episode?) and we may all have to haul ourselves to Hamburg with a package of tissues in tow.
[#Formative. Maria Agresta (Elisabetta) and Veronica Simeoni (Eboli) in the Robert Carsen staging of Verdi’s “Don Carlo”. Venice/La Fenice 2019 – Photo Credit: Michele Crosera]