…and today in “just how gay is Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda“?

Loy/Rittershaus White Shirt levels: clearly set to stun.

(I have no idea what is going on here, but far be it from me to protest.)

Ory ‘orrors?

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[At last from this screencap it seems as if Podydalès’ new production of Rossini’s “Comte Ory” is examining the threads of rape culture permeating the entitled and laughed-off actions of the title figure. But fear not: there seems to be a symapthetic mezzo to the rescue. – Philippe Talbot (Ory), Julie Fuchs (Adèle) and Galle Arquez (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Paris/OpĂ©ra comique 2017. -Photo Credit: Vincent Pontet]

White Skirt Wednesday: Fausticuffs

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[The queer Shopping Cart-a Magna: Frank Castorf stages Gounod’s “Faust” at Staatsoper Stuttgart, delivers a genius evening on all accounts, and turns Siebel into a lady, too. Paris, mon amour! – Mandy Fredrich (Marguerite) and Josy Santos (Siebel) going shopping in Gounod’s “Faust”, Stuttgart 2016. – Photo Credit: Thomas Aurin]

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