Orlofsky "a Russian millionaire" is a trouser role
sung here with a wonderful richness by contralto Emma Carrington, whose sense of melancholy was achieved with grace and a complete understanding of the role.
Stand-out performances by strong principals included Canadian rising star mezzo-soprano Victoria Marshall in the trouser role
of Idamante, her warmly burnished vocals and dramatic intensity immediately apparent in her opening aria, "Non ho colpa, e mi condanni.
Despite the mesmerizing presence of Irish actress Fiona Shaw in the trouser role
of Hans Christian Andersen, "My Life as a Fairy Tale" was a bust as narrative art.
Catrin Johnsson was appropriately perky in the trouser role
Fledermaus has Christine McGreevy as Rosalinde, Donald Maxwell as Frank and ex RNCM Sara Fulgoni in the trouser role
The single homoerotic glimpse of a mezzo in the famous trouser role
of Octavian in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier is offered by Susan Graham, who tells a story about kissing Evelyn Lear, as the Marschallin, in a masterclass:
Kate Lindsey is a standout in the trouser role
Robert McPherson has lyrical appeal as Percy, the love Anna brushes aside for the crown with an appealing Faith Sherman in the trouser role
of Smeton, the youth with the fatal crush on Anna, with strong support from Daniel Grice as Anna's brother George and Robyn Lyn Evans as Lord Hervey.
Jocelyn Fralick played the trouser role
of Armidoro, convincing as the rather stuffy nobleman and showing good style in her da capo aria.
Massenet wrote the role of Prince Charming as a trouser role