Who would be a mezzo – eh?
The life of an operatic mezzo can be very dangerous indeed. A couple of weeks ago we saw the vast range of weaponry they may be required to wield but now let us consider the many other kinds of on-stage dangers they may have to face.
Being locked in a cage with a madman
Unidentifiable madman – anyone enlighten?
Being accosted by a baritone
Luca Pisaroni ( baritone) as Publio making the most of an arresting moment.
Being locked in a commercial freezer, luckily, in this instance,
wearing a leopardskin coat and a high-rise wig.
Bette Davies Frau Kasarova with some beefy friends
Being strangled by a soprano, especially one who looks delighted to be doing so.
Nina Stemme is the soprano in question. Actually, that may not be a grimace of pain!
Being turned bright blue by the lighting guy
– but at least Ruggiero can laugh about it!
Facing the demons of Hell with only a violin for protection
Orphée wished he had listened to his mother when she told him to take up the double bass.
Dangerous, but they do it … for their Art and for us. And don’t we love them for it?
Whatever dangers you are facing …