Is it a Bird ?
Is it a Plane ?
No - it’s La Kasarova gracefully flying to the place where she belongs – on a stage, dressed in a white shirt, beautifully singing beautiful music to a soprano. White Shirt Bonus … shirt fabric, sleeve roll, Lacroix collar and gorgeous waistcoat (but very, very strange glove! )
Unfortunately this scenario is not likely to happen any time soon as Frau Kasarova’s illness has prevented her singing in any of the Munich “I Capuleti e i Montecchi” performances.
Her next role is Dalila in the premiere performance of Camille Saint-Saëns ” Samson et Dalila”, Oper Berlin, Germany, on Sunday 15th May, which isn’t far away so let’s hope that her health improves enough for her to tackle the rigours of a role debut. After 3 concerts, a Rosina and a Carmen she returns to Munich to play Romeo for two performances in July ( Munich Opera Festival )
Her complete schedule can be found here. Thank you Smorg.
Meanwhile, here are a few images of the performances that might have been and,
hopefully, are yet to come.
Vesselina Kasarova as Romeo, with Eri Nakamura as Giuillietta in Bayerische Staatsoper production of I Capuleti e i Montecchi 20011
All images are screengrabs from the rehearsal and production videos by Bayerische Staatsoper
Further images of the production starring Tara Erraught and Eri Nakamura can be found here, together with sound clips and videos.
This weekend some very lucky White Shirts ( and a host of other opera- lovers ) are in Munich to see this wonderful production and those of us who are not able to join them look forward to all the details when they return. Some accounts and impressions are already in!
Whether you are in Munich or elsewhere
HAVE A WONDERFUL WHITE SHIRT WEEKEND !