Octavian Tuesday: Oh, Wait…


Oh wait, that’s Clemenza…well, except for the giant knife it *could* be Octavian and the Marschallin (unless this is a headcanon that they do in Ochs and the Feldmarschall and run off in that carriage together…#hereforit).

Photo by Richard Termine via the Met’s Facebook page.


Octavian Tuesday: Agreed

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

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

I admit I am rather coveting that shiny armor.

Octavian Tuesday: Joyce

I met someone today who reminded me so much of Joyce DiDonato I had a hard time concentrating. So here is Joyce for your Octavian Tuesday.

Quite dashing. SFO 2007
Same production, such a kind face.
Such a good listener.  With Anne Schwanewilms, La Scala 2011
Poor Octavian, such angst!  SFO 2006, debuting the role.


The hat’s a nice touch. As is the sword. 2010 Teatro Real Madrid