White Shirt Monday: Cruise on the Bounty
Have you recovered from last night’s “Cesare” yet (available here for 59 days longer for free – run, don’t walk in case you haven’t heard it yet. Brew yourself a fresh espresso and then look for “Son nata a lagrimar”. Instant flight to heaven!)?
And have you recovered from this morning’s “Mort de Cleopatra” with Kasarova, also from Salzburg?
Never has May be so bountiful, and never have the Salzburger Pfingstfestspiele seen so much mezzo glory at once (it surely doesn’t hurt if the director herself is one).
But there’s more mezzo lore coming up still!
Tonight, you can catch Romina Basso and contralto Delphine Galou in Metastasio’s “Olimpiade” with a mix of music from composers who all wrote their own version of the libretto. Check in at our favorite radio station, BBC3, at 8.30 p.m. (GMT+1) to enjoy the ride. Details at the link.
And BBC3 continues to shower us with mezzo and Baroque goodness alike tomorrow, May 29th, with a Handel/Purcell recital starring Alice Coote for the vocal parts, live from Wigmore Hall, srating once more at 8.30 p.m. (GMT+1) Details also over at Eyes’ place.
Seriously: best. May. Ever!