Image of the Day

I adore these studio portraits of singers in costume.  Here was have the indomitable Leonie Rysanek as Chrysothemis.  Rysanek is one of the few singers to have sung all three female lead roles in Elektra over the history of her career, the title role, only once.  That was for the 1980 movie by Gotz Friedrich conducted by Karl Bohm.