Christmas Came Early

Oh Renée.  This is everything.

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via her Facebook page.

I mean. Tux jacket, loose tie, gloves…sigh…

Sing all the things, go ahead…

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Octavian Tuesday: Agreed

Pretty sure we are all making that same face about the patriarchy, Octavian.

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Sir John Tomlison as The Patriarchy, Sarah Connolly as The Rest of Us, ENO 2012

I admit I am rather coveting that shiny armor.

Marschallin Monday: Early Perfection

A 1992 Final Trio (and ending duet) with Renee Fleming, Frederica von Stade (in trousers, natch!), and Kathleen Battle.  I love it, and also Fleming learned a lot about the Marschallin in the ensuing years.  If we ever get to have tea together someday, I would ask her about that.

Anyway, it’s definitely more than 3.2 seconds of perfection.