|The *Queen of the Night* wearing my FAVOURITE costume... hmmmm....wonder why I like it so much?|
I ended up having a great (but tiring) night....it's LOT of work making sure 100-plus people have coffee, tea and food - all by yourself. But, it happened to be the night SF Opera photographs all the singers in costume for our archives....so I had a great view of all the photo sessions! Above: the
* Villain*, Monostatus, plots his revenge on *Princess Pamina*.
Below: *Monostatus* posing - front and back for posterity!
Above: The *Birdman, Papageno* and his *Birdlove, Papagena* and all their *Bird-Chicks* live happily ever after!
Below: the *Chicks* pose....
|Sarastro, the head of the *Magical Order* where the hero and heroine strive to obtain entrance to.|
The role is sung by the wonderful Kristinn Sigmundsson, a long time favourite of mine. (He sang in our *Tristan* in 2007...and was fabulous!) So, when he came down for his archival photos....I HAD to ask if he would pose with me afterwards. (Something I rarely do.)
|He is a VERY tall man..and had to remove his costume hat in order to get into the doorway!|