Larger version can be seen here.
If you can’t read the small type under the photo, this is from the Met’s recent production of Lulu, an opera new to me, with a rather disturbing story and a main character who’s a real live lesbian (Countess Geschwitz, of the BRIGHT green scarf, above) and pretty much the only decent human being in the story. Well, perhaps Lulu would have been a decent human being if her humanity hadn’t been violated so violently by all the men in her life. I listened on the radio. I can’t tell if the story is meant to portray critically what misogyny does to women, or is just misogynist, but it did make me think.
Another black dress/green scarf shot of the Countess here, and the Countess in a slightly shabby suit-like get-up here (Anne Sofie still looks great, though). This is the closest to a white shirt as she gets. (Whole set of production stills here).
I’m really just posting this for Anik, who adores Anne Sofie von Otter, and who’s been having a rough go.
(And if you’re wondering about the White Shirt…read here!)