White Shirt What Day Is It Even?

•February 25, 2015 • 1 Comment

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[It’s a work avalanche! It’s another head cold! It’s a stampede of deadlines! – Maite Beaumont (Ruggiero), possibly channeling some of my worries (or not. Dating cougar sorcoresses is unfortunately not on my agenda.) in Handel’s “Alcina”, Brussels 2015.]

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White Shirt Monday: Floored Again

•February 16, 2015 • 2 Comments

beaumont alcina monnaie floored[In case you’d wish to do something classy with blindfolds this weekend (and you did not think I would pass up on the chance to take it to the floor again, did you?): Maite Beaumont as Ruggiero in Handel’s “Alcina” as staged by Pierre Audi at La Monnaie/Drottningholm, Brussels 2015.]

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White Shirt Valentine

•February 14, 2015 • 5 Comments

06-02-2015 21-52-10[Mir ist heut’ so nach Tamerlan… and by Tamerlan, I mean Andronico. – Sophie Karthäuser (Asteria) and Delphine Galou (Andronico) in Handel’s “Tamerlano” at La Monnaie, Brussels 2015.]

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White Shirt Monday: Floored

•February 9, 2015 • 22 Comments

WSM by Lang Andronico Galou[Expecting those floor boards to spontaneously combust in 3, 2, 1,… – Delphine Galou as Andronico in Handel’s “Tamerlano” as staged by Pierre Audi, Brussels 2015. – Photo Credit: screencap by Lang]

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From The Writing Desk: The Goblet, Chapters 6 & 7 (the end)

•February 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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White Shirt Monday: Just dandy.

•February 2, 2015 • 11 Comments

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[the frock might be Gabriel Eisenstein (last taken off a tenor by Rosalinde, and really, could she not have picked a mezzo instead?), but the tie is possibly Bonanza. Which is is Rosenkavalier scenario I had not really considered before. – Antigone Papoulkas going casual dandy at Semperoper Dresden in Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier”, Dresden betw. 2006-2010]

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From The Writing Desk: The Goblet, 2-5

•January 30, 2015 • 2 Comments

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