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  1. The Vienna State Ballet in Edward Clug's Peer Gynt https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/bea21e1b-7c35-4e27-b2ca-03aad43fc20f
  2. The next week from the Vienna State Opera 2 February - Peer Gynt (choreography by Edward Clug) 3 February - Idomeneo 4 February - Tosca 5 February - Idomeneo 6 February - Pelléas et Mélisande https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/media/detail/news/current-streaming-schedule/
  3. Mentioned earlier, La Scala's Giselle is now streaming, with different leads in each act. Available by logging into the Rai Play site. https://www.raiplay.it/programmi/giselleteatroallascala Digital program https://www.teatroallascala.org/includes/booklets/2021-01-30_Giselle/mobile/index.html
  4. As mentioned above, here is Ballet West in The Green Table.
  5. The Vienna State Ballet in Manuel Legris' Sylvia https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/c7bf158f-63f4-4a03-8dce-bd9ab1b2045f
  6. Somehow I doubt it. Big names were already touring the United States and Japan. For everyone else the travel costs are prohibitive. And employment with most arts organizations in North America or Japan comes with few, if any, benefits.
  7. The National Ballet of Canada in the peasant pas de quatre from Peter Wright's production of Giselle, the Corsaire pas de deux and the finale of Etudes.
  8. I've gotten used to streams without audiences and applause, but honestly, the défilé in masks was chilling. I wish they'd skipped it.
  9. This week from the Vienna State Opera 26 January - Siegfried 27 January - Götterdämmerung 28 January - Nabucco 29 January - Sylvia (choreography: Manuel Legris) 30 January - Die Entführung aus dem Serail 31 January - Tosca 1 February - Le nozze di Figaro (live, starting at 15:30 CET / 9:30 am Eastern) https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/media/detail/news/current-streaming-schedule/
  10. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Myung Whun Chung perform the Sibelius Violin Concerto, with concertmaster Liviu Prunaru as soloist, and Brahms' Fourth Symphony before an empty Concertgebouw. https://www.concertgebouworkest.nl/en/video-overview
  11. The Vienna State Ballet in Nureyev's Vienna production of Swan Lake https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/6fe0f2a5-1ed2-46b6-8ed6-163e32bc20a6
  12. From the Vienna State Opera. Free of charge, but logging in is required. 19 January - Don Carlo 20 January - Salome 21 January - Swan Lake 22 January - Nabucco (live, starting at 16:30 CET/10:30 am Eastern) 23 January - Lulu 24 January - Das Rheingold 25 January - Die Walküre https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/media/detail/news/current-streaming-schedule/
  13. Les Noces and Les Biches don't require reconstruction per se, but it would be interesting to find out whether any of the Nijinska ballets that aren't performed could be retrieved from oblivion.
  14. The National Ballet of Canada in scenes from Onegin (Svetlana Lunkina and Evan McKie), The Winter's Tale (Jillian Vanstone and Naoya Ebe) and Anna Karenina (Heather Ogden, Guillaume Côté and Jack Bertinshaw)
  15. Streams from the Vienna State Opera for the next week 12 January - Příhody lišky Bystroušky 13 January - Götterdämmerung 14 January - Falstaff 15 January - Rusalka 16 January - Der Rosenkavalier 17 January - Lulu 18 January - Giselle https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/staatsoper/media/detail/news/current-streaming-schedule/
  16. I think it's fair to say that Maude Frickert was Jonathan Winters' best-known character, and later Mike Myers' Linda Richman had a long run, while Will Ferrell impersonated Janet Reno. John Travolta's Barbra Streisand was a brilliant one-off. In Bosom Buddies Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari spent much of the time in drag. There is no shortage of examples in movies: William Powell dressed as his "sister" in Love Crazy, Red Skelton in a tutu in Bathing Beauty, Cary Grant in disguise as a servicewoman in I Was a Male War Bride and of course the immortal tango of Jack Lemmon and Joe E. Brown in Some Like It Hot. Decades later there was Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. Incongruity is a fundamental element of comedy, as demonstrated by the combination of sock garters and ostrich feathers Danny Kaye and Bing Crosby wore in one number of White Christmas, and it's why a man in a dress is generally perceived as inherently funny. No doubt those better versed than me in pop culture and comedy could come up with many more examples. Rossini's La Cenerentola has a male-only chorus, but the Vienna State Opera production, which was streamed the other day, puts several of them in drag. I noticed that men with more slender legs were chosen, but it was still a variation on the "ugly broad" joke that typically accompanies male performers dressed as women. As for the topic at hand, I'm certain that pretty much every girl who has attended ballet school, especially in North America, is accustomed to boys getting more attention and a whole lot more in the way of privileges and incentives.
  17. It's a sure-fire laugh, and I can think of very many instances of white comedians doing it. On Monty Python's Flying Circus alone it was done dozens of times.
  18. The Rome Opera Ballet in Baroque Suite, choreographed by Eleonora Abbagnato and Benjamin Pech
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