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  Breeches role - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A breeches role (also pants role or trouser role) is a role in which an actress appears in male clothing (breeches being tight-fitting knee-length pants, the standard male garment at the time breeches roles were introduced).
The most common kind of breeches role in the 17th century is one where a woman character puts on male disguise in order to overcome some obstacle to marrying her lover.
Donizetti's Anna Bolena: the role of "Smeton" is sung by a mezzo-soprano
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pants_role   (1161 words)

 BBC - Christian Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Pants were always generally considered the apparel of men, and dresses or skirts were always seen as the apparel of women.
Pants, no doubt, are masculine attire which were designed for men for a particular reason which will now be discussed.
Pants may be more modest than a mini-skirt, but that does not make them right.
www.bethanybaptist.org.au /pants.htm   (1012 words)

 Live From Lincoln Center - Interview with Jennifer Marquette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
A pants role is typically sung by a mezzo soprano because our voices have a darker color, so we'll have some contrast to a soprano whose voice will be brighter.
And the reason why women sing pants roles is to show that it's an unchanged voice -- that the boy hasn't entered puberty yet.
They're called pants or trouser roles because it's a woman playing a boy or a teenager and we're not wearing skirts, we're wearing pants.
www.pbs.org /lflc/backstage/dec17/marquette.htm   (596 words)

 Pants In The Sixteenth Century
These very full pants were gathered into either a cuff or are held with a drawstring through a casing.
Because it is impossible to see the tops of pants in miniatures, some basic assumptions can be made by surviving garments located in the Topkapki Saray and other museums--namely that pants are generally held up with a drawstring and casing.
Pants are rumored to have actually originated in Persia as does the word Shalvar.
www.shira.net /pants16.htm   (1125 words)

 classical music - andante - vivica genaux
A very promising 1998 performance in the title role of Handel's Ariodante at the Dallas Opera in Texas was followed shortly afterwards by her first performance with a period-instrument orchestra, as Selimo in Johann Adolf Hasse's Solimano at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden in February 1999.
It was an electrifying debut, rapturously received by a public conditioned by conductor René Jacobs to expect the highest standards in Baroque singing.
Even in the 1800s, when Rossini was writing, he composed the kinds of roles that would have been sung by a castrato in the 1700s for a mezzo-soprano —like Malcolm in La donna del lago — the same kind of young hero caught between love and valor.
www.andante.com /article/article.cfm?id=18857   (1884 words)

 deseretnews.com | 'Pants' role was good fit for actress
Two weeks on the road to promote "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" — a different city every day, never enough sleep, eating at odd times — took its toll on her ailing co-star Alexis Bledel, who missed out on this final day of the tour.
In "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," based on the best-selling novel by Ann Brashares, they play lifelong best friends who, during the summer of their 16th year, will be apart for the first time.
They decide to share the pants over the summer, as a way of staying in touch and to bring them all good luck.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600138536,00.html   (600 words)

 Costume World, Inc. | Theatrical Costume Rentals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Jacket, vest, pants, tie, hat, coat or cape - suitable for a Jail Warden.
Pants, vest, shirt - suitable for a comic, drunken jailer.
Formal tails, tux pants, brocade vest, white tie.
www.costumeworld.com /ot6.html   (358 words)

 British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote steps enthusiastically into pants role of Octavian in her local debut
Slim and attractive, she has made a specialty of what are called pants roles in opera, that is women, dressed as men, singing parts designed for female voices.
Being heartfelt is most important to me, but there is the parody of a woman playing a man playing a woman (to escape exposure as the Marschallin's lover in her bedroom, Octavian becomes a chambermaid).
Dramatically, the role is a challenge: someone who believes himself to be in love (with the Marschallin), then falls in love with someone else (Sophie) so quickly.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /classical/279978_clas04.html?source=rss   (1095 words)

 Jenna Boyd: Sob Sister
The pants are also tried on by another character, Bailey, played by 12-year-old Jenna Boyd.
Though the jeans don't fit Bailey -- the pants have only so much magic -- the role of a young girl with a big problem is perfectly suited to Jenna.
She already has been in a wide range of roles: She appeared in a few episodes of "Barney." ("All I remember is, I would say, 'It's time for Barney Says.'.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/31/AR2005053101275_pf.html   (572 words)

 jennifer rivera, mezzo-soprano | press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Jennifer Rivera was a triumph in the pants role (her pants were red plaid).
The role was actually written for a contralto, and Ms, Rivera's lower tones were authentic.
The young mezzo soprano is physically perfect for the role: She has an inner joy that produces the wide-eyed gasps, incorrigible snickers, and wiry body movements an "enfant terrible" deserves.
www.jenniferrivera.com /press.html   (1450 words)

 Opera Preview: Male soprano Michael Maniaci makes history by taking role of Cherubino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
On Saturday, Maniaci will break new ground, by performing the role of Cherubino in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." The character of Cherubino is a teenage boy, but Mozart wrote the part for a female soprano.
This was at a time when the 17th- and 18th-century practice of castrating boys before puberty for the express purpose of preserving their high voices was, happily, becoming obsolete.
Maniaci accepts the fact that taking on a pants role such as Cherubino will be the exception to the rule.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04317/410366.stm   (1081 words)

 Amazon.com: Handel - Rinaldo / Bartoli, Daniels, Fink, Finley, Orgonasova, D. Taylor, B. Mehta, Ricón, Bott, Padmore, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
People would accept "pants" roles for women playing young men, but full fledged gender bending was hard to accept for most.
In a "pants" role, i.e., a female playing a male, mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink convincingly plays the Christian army general Goffredo, who almost acts like the chorus for all the action.
Although the role is a bit passive, she lends a beautiful tone to all her pieces.
www.amazon.com /Handel-Rinaldo-Orgonasova-Padmore-Hogwood/dp/B000026EC3   (2095 words)

 NPR : 'I'd Rather Eat Pants'
I'd Rather Eat Pants, a five-act radio comedy that its author, playwright and screenwriter Peter Ackerman, calls a farce.
Edward Asner and Anne Meara lead an all-star cast in I'd Rather Eat Pants, which was produced by L.A. Theatre Works.
I'd Rather Eat Pants was written for NPR by Ackerman, who co-wrote the animated movie Ice Age.
www.npr.org /programs/morning/features/2002/dec/eatpants/index.html   (658 words)

 Actor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In the time of William Shakespeare, women's roles were played by men or boys, though there is some evidence to suggest that women disguised as men also (illegally) performed.
Women actors sometimes play the roles of prepubescent boys, because in some regards a woman has a closer resemblance to a boy than does a man. The role of Peter Pan, for example, is traditionally played by a woman.
Opera has several 'pants roles' traditionally sung by women, usually mezzo-sopranos.
www.freedownloadsoft.com /info/actor.html   (772 words)

 NewStandard: 12/31/98
The last time Toni Tennille performed in Boston, she was touring as a keyboardist with the Beach Boys and played a 1972 concert on the Common.
Cross-dressing for a stage role isn't new to her, as Ms.
"The most challenging thing (about her own role) is that when I put my foot on the stage, which is about eight minutes in, that I'm on" for the remainder of the show.
www.southcoasttoday.com /daily/12-98/12-31-98/c01ae063.htm   (955 words)

 Improv Everywhere Mission: No Pants 2k5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Moving through the crowded car with a heavy bag of pants wasn't as bad as I thought, since many of the riders were pantless and knew what was going on.
I told her I had no idea, maybe their pants were uncomfortable (unfortunately, I made a poor case for my ignorance, as I was pulling off my velvet drawstring leisures while talking to her).
I was assigned the role of one of the “Pants Sellers” for this mission.
www.improveverywhere.com /mission_view.php?mission_id=45   (4298 words)

 'Masked Ball' role is a grand event in soprano's career   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
I did a workshop on pants roles (male roles sung by women).
She has studied the role with several people, including the well-known Ellen Faull outside Portland and even German coaches in Berlin, where she spent time doing auditions.
Unlike some singers who refuse to listen to recordings of parts they are studying, Richter listens to whomever she can, if she thinks the experience will be useful: for instance, a recording of Oscar by the American soprano Helen Donath, now in her 60s.
seattlepi.nwsource.com /classical/68895_clas03.shtml   (1201 words)

 Mercury Opera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Singing the title role of Fritz Kobus is Rochester resident and tenor, Broadus Hamilton.
Previous opera roles include Alfredo in La Traviata, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, both Edgardo and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Prunier in La Rondine, and Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors.
Performing in the pants role of Beppe, the young gypsy, will be Quinn Patrick, mezzo-soprano and resident of Grand Island.
www.operafactory.org /fritzcast.htm   (496 words)

 Fancy Pants (1950)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Bob Hope was at the height of his comedy career and reputation when he did FANCY PANTS.
Unlike some of the other movies he made in the forties and fifties he actually had a female partner here who matched him as a comedian.
us.imdb.com /Details?0042447   (771 words)

 Singing Voice: Vocal Terminology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In Germany, Austria, and Switzerland a system which categorizes singers in order to aid the singer in the preparation of roles that are well suited for them and their career.
It can also enable the opera house manager to plan future seasons, as well as cast roles.
A dramatic work in which the roles are entirely or partially sung.
singingvoice.worldzonepro.com /terms.html   (1047 words)

In 1972, he landed the coveted role of stuttering Billy Bibbit in the touring production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
This led to the part of Angelo Maggio -- a role originated by fellow Hoboken-ite Frank Sinatra -- in NBC's miniseries adaptation of James Jones' From Here to Eternity (1979).
Scores of plum roles followed: Pantoliano joined Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines in Running Scared (1986), portrayed Lou Diamond Phillips' music producer in La Bamba (1987), re-teamed with Spielberg in Empire of the Sun (1987), and acted opposite Robert De Niro in Midnight Run (1988).
www.joeypants.com /low/biography.asp   (637 words)

His major weakness is that he acts not at all and simply appears to be stoically bored throughout.
Though traditional to this role, harem pants hide a dancer's legs and make a man look ridiculous.
Cho makes the most of this minor role and was deservedly appreciated by the audience.
www.showmag.com /dance/dance012.html   (810 words)

 Press Figaro   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Bass-baritone Wayne Tigges was magisterial in the title role of the uppity servant, delivered with a huge resonance.
Soprano Sari Gruber's glowing warmth and extraordinary color range were ideally suited to the role of Susanna, Figaro's bride-to-be.
Dupuis was totally convincing in her pants role.
www.austinlyricopera.org /whatsnew/pressfigaro.asp   (440 words)

 The New Yorker: Goings On About Town: Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Nov. 2 at 8: Fiorenza Cedolins (as Aida) and Juan Pons (replacing Golesorkhi in the role of Amonasro) return to the cast.
Joyce Castle invests the role of the Old Prioress with powerful projection, piercing George Manahan’s orchestral sonorities; the agony of her death scene convincingly foreshadows the entire convent’s demise.
The set designer Donald Eastman, in his début, offers sumptuous crimson drapery for the secular world and stark, cold stone for the religious—both dissolved at the end by gloomy sky and swirling dust, as the hymning nuns process toward the guillotine.
www.newyorker.com /goingson/music?041101gocl_GOAT_classical   (1378 words)

 Leave It to Beaver: Beaver's Short Pants - TV.com
Ward and the boys do their best not to hurt Martha's feelings but Beaver has the hardest time, when she buys him a suit, kneesocks, a cap and short pants and makes him wear the outfit to school.
Madge Kennedy makes her first appearance in the recurring role of Aunt Martha.
Tell the world what you think of Beaver's Short Pants, write a review for this episode.
tv.com /.../beavers-short-pants/episode/71694/summary.html   (177 words)

 .:Giavanna Kersulis:.
Her summer roles included Tisbe in La Cenerentola and the Sandman in Hansel and Gretel, as well as participating in a Cabaret program, an evening of Art Songs and an Opera Scenes Program.
Giavanna is a graduate of Boston University, where she earned a Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance as a student of Penelope Bitzas.
Kersulis has perfected the art of the pants role: Her expressive face, urgent tone, and lithe physicality make her completely believable and endearing." - B.J. Atkinson, Port Folio Weekly.
www.giavannakersulis.com /index.php?go=bio   (639 words)

 Town Topics
Like Mozart's Cherubino, Chérubin is a pants role for mezzo-soprano, and Amanda Polychronis' portrayal of this Lothario was so real it was creepy.
Polychronis had a swagger that immediately set Chérubin apart from the rest of the men, and like the later 19th century Fledermaus character Prince Orlofsky, this character knows exactly what he was doing in his quest of just about every woman that walked.
Many singers were involved in these productions, giving these performers summer employment and opportunities for new roles, both of which are critical.
www.towntopics.com /sep1405/theater.html   (760 words)

 KMC Forums - Got Pants?
Look at my men, their pants hang by a thread.
We are not so lucky in our pants as you.
You have many pants, and although the process has altered your pants, you remain irrevocably human.
www.killermovies.com /forums/f61/t14548.html   (419 words)

 AskMen.com - Brosnan back for Bond?
Pierce Brosnan could return as James Bond - despite saying he had quit the role of the suave spy.
Earlier this year, Brosnan revealed how his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, urged him to walk away from his 'James Bond' role - in a bid to save his dignity.
The 51-year-old star, who was left furious after Bond producers failed to assure him he would play the spy for a fifth time, says Keely told him to forget the role and show he wasn't desperate for the part.
www.askmen.com /gossip/pierce-brosnan/brosnan-back-for-bond.html   (312 words)

 The "Pants" Game Returns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
That might have worked more smoothly if it was a she, pants thinks.
Alucard: I can pants withou regret, because I am a monster.
You are supposed to say pants=(word) after the sentance with the word pants in it.
www.animelyrics.com /forum/topic_show.pl?pid=321640   (613 words)

 Vocalist.org archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
stereotypical pants role acting - you know, one foot up on a bench to show
I'm always amused by the acting of those women in pants.
girl in pants, it probably assumes that the character is a boy.
www.vocalist.org /group/vocalist-temporary/message/266.html   (112 words)

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