Role: Cleopatra Singer: Danielle de Niese Opera: Giulio Cesare (G. F. Händel)
Staged at the Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2005, stage direction by David McVicar. de Niese is definitely not my favourite Cleopatra, and to be honest I feel that both her singing and her movements during “V’adoro, pupille” were far, far too exaggerated… but it’s a nice stage outfit.
Role: Iris Singer: Deborah York Opera: Semele (G. F. Händel)
One of the most adorable things I have seen in a quite a while! Deborah York takes on the role as the goddess Iris in the Staatsoper Unter den Linden production of Semele - managing to look both elegant and quirky in Victorian granny boots, bloomers, and spectacles.