is it the girl or is it the gown?
“The campy diva lover in me should exult at the credit in the program ‘RenÃ©e Fleming‘s Costumes by Christian Lacroix,’ but in fact the couturier’s frocks were something of a mishmash. Best was a shimmering gold sheath that set off Fleming’s first entrance and trim waistline to perfection; worst was a rumpled ivory silk ballgown that made the dying (or dead?) ThaÃ¯s resemble a Botoxed Miss Havisham.”
Our Own JJ reviews the Metropolitan Opera’s production of ThaÃ¯s in Gay City News.
In other too-good-to-be-true (and yet it is!) news, the image gallery for this production is now live at the Met Archives site.