Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Yet another production--Queen of the Night, in The Magic Flute.

https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-mozilla-001&hsimp=yhs-001&hspart=mozilla&p=Diane+Damrau+Queen+of+the+Night+youtube#id=7&vid=498e69b0879f49fc7b37d3a8f245a914&action=view I think Diane Damrau refined her performance. Does she really have green eyes. The costumes are lovely too. Don't you just love the spikey sequinned helmet, and the puffy green outfit. It does not show here, but she came out with green scaly tights under the skirt. And the little dagger and the dagger holder. As Chekhov said, "If you show a gun, you must use it." Here read "dagger." Also, the costumes of Tamina and her mother are totally in keeping with their personalities. The green lizard evil mother, and the soft flowing, warm daughter. What a tour de force. I have only seen one live performance of The Magic Flute at the Univ of Colorado in Boulder, where my friend took me. But I hope to see many more. K M Kaung Art and Life 10-31-2017