Posts tagged wagner
Role(s): Fricka, WotanSinger(s): Mihoko Fujimura, Jukka RasilainenOpera: Das Rheingold (R. Wagner)
From the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris (2005). Costume design by Frida Parmeggiani.
Role: FrickaSinger: Katja LyttingOpera: Die Walküre (R. Wagner)
The futuristic design of Fricka’s stage costume really caught my eye. I’m not sure if it makes any sense, but at least it stands out!
Role: Elsa of BrabantSinger: Kirsten FlagstadOpera: Lohengrin (R. Wagner)
A positively gorgeous-looking Flagstad, taking on the role of Lohengrin’s beloved Elsa.
Role: OrtrudSinger: Kerstin ThorborgOpera: Lohengrin (R. Wagner)Introducing: Mezzo Monday! Today I will be posting loads of mezzo roles, starting out old school: here is Swedish-born mezzo Kerstin Thorborg as Ortrud (from a Met production somewhere between late 1930s and early 1940s).
Role: BrünnhildeSinger: Nina StemmeOpera: Die Walküre (R. Wagner)
A fierce - and rather androgynous-looking - Brünnhilde!
Role: KundrySinger: Mihoko FujimuraOpera: Parsifal (R. Wagner)
Kundry’s stunning outfit at the Bayreuth Festival in 2008.