THE GLOVES ARE
Dimitri Pittas ( Tebaldo) and Vesselina Kasarova ( Romeo)
There has been much speculation and head-scratching about the Tebaldo/Romeo “duel scene” in Vincent Boussard’s production of I Capuleti ei Montecchi. The protagonists wander about the stage in a vaguely threatening manner with no weapon to be seen apart from a silver glove each. I suppose that the mundane explanation is that these are the gauntlets which were traditionally thrown down or slapped over the face as an invitation or challenge to a duel. Swords would have been so much more exciting! ( have you seen Kasarova’s sword-wielding skills? )
Now many folk have seen the live streaming generously provided recently by Bayerische Staatsoper and many have seen the opera live so I’m wondering what everyone’s take on this curious scene is.
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