I wrote earlier about the Pittsburgh Opera doing a Locks of Love event, with its "Samson & Dalila" lead doing a little reverse Samson by cutting the hair of one of the women donors. It happened Oct. 8 and the photos are definitely worth sharing.
Right and bottom (credit: Allison Ruppert for Pittsburgh Opera): Pittsburgh Opera wig designer, James Geier, watches as tenor Frank Porretta (Samson) cuts Chantal Bernicky's hair. "This was Chantal's first hair donation, which she made in honor of the people she knows who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments," says Beth Parker of the Opera.
"She also received two tickets to opening night of 'Samson & Dalila,' tickets to Opera Blast, and a kiss on the cheek from Frank." Chantal is an modern art conservator for the Carnegie Museums. Congrats to her and others who participated.
"And Samson got a little of his own back by cutting a woman's hair!" adds Parker.
Parker also mentioned something I didn't know about, that theaters have such things as "tat jackets," which Porretta will wear to hide his tattoos in the production.