White Shirt Monday: Rohrschach

[…apparently there are poses that are hotwired into my brain:
“Are you pondering what I’m pondering? – “I think so, Brian. But what would that Eurydice costume look like on a petite redhead?” – Sophie Witte (Eurydice) and Eva Maria Günschmann (Orphée) in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, Mönchengladbach 2017. – Photo Credit: Matthias Stutte]

Continue reading “White Shirt Monday: Rohrschach”

Sound and Clouds and Thunder (31)


[Officially permitted, mezzo-condoned posting from Ann Hallenberg’s “Carnevale 1729” album: The Cosrovio aria “Mi par sentir la bella” (in some of the prints of the Zeno libretto written as “Parmi sentir la bella”), from Giacomelli’s “Giangur”]

Continue reading “Sound and Clouds and Thunder (31)”

[Made it to Friday! Mood: Valkyrie.
– Smash the patriarchy, and smash this early morning meeting with the faculty advisory board, where tenured people bitch about equipment and recognition, while the rest of us counts the months until our fixed-term contracts run out without chance of renewal because this very board decided that they do not want to encourage people to seek tenure. Burn ’em, and get new cheap PhD students instead, and then burn those, too! – Ride of the Valkyries, Wagner’s “Die Walküre”, Valencia Nuremberg 2014.]

Continue reading “”

[My week in Brunhildas, pt. 3: Did anyone call for the postdoc to bring some productive ideas to this faculty meeting? – Riding into the Dpt. meeting like Rachael Tovey (Brünnhilde) in Wagner’s “Die Walküre”, confronting the sulking Associate prof (Antonio Yang as Wotan) and the “me, myself and I” speech of the Chair Committee Head (Roswhita Christina Müller as Fricka), Nuremberg 2014. – Photo Credit: Ludwig Olah]

Continue reading “”

White Skirt Wednesday: Contralto Liveblog upcoming?

cenerentola_iervolino.jpg[It seems that Culturebox still loves us, since the Iervolino “Cenerentola” from Paris will be available on demand “soon” according to their treasure trove of a website – contraltos and Cinderella class discussion for a night in, anyone?]

Continue reading “White Skirt Wednesday: Contralto Liveblog upcoming?”