The Aix “Trionfo” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno” from the Aix-en-Provence festival, starring Sara Mingardo (Disinganno), Sabine Devieilhe (Bellezza), Franco Fagioli (Piacere) and Michael Spyres (Tempo).

Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Le Concert d’Astrée, the staging is by Kristof Warlikowski. Further production details can be found on the Aix festival website, the video stream of the production is available through culturebox.

The libretto is available in Italian and German; in English, I could only find the libretto for the 1757 rework (here and here – the overall gist is the same) – if you have a link for the 1707, please add and share.

Liveblogging: Handel’s “Trionfo” from Aix on Thursday

Who’s up for joining the dysfunctional family dinner? – Sara Mingardo (Disinganno), Sabine Devieilhe (Bellezza), Franco Fagioli (Piacere) and Michael Spyres (Tempo) are on the menu in Handel’s “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno”, as staged by Kristof Warlikowski. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Le Concert d’Astrée, Aix-en-Provence 2016. –  Photo Credit: Pascal Victor/Arctomat]

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White Shirt Monday: Trajectories

Reasons to smile this summer, or “appropriate reaction in case Vitellia is trying to get into your pants”: Dorothea Maria Marx (Vitellia) and Mareike Morr (Sesto) in the Tobias Ribitzki staging of Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito” for Staatstheater Hannover, Hannover 2016.]

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White Skirt Wednesday: Enchanted Islands

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[Is it too soon to start counting backwards? It’s exactly three more months until Vienna Staatsoper will unpack their “Alcina” again (not this staging, though, which may be a good thing, if I am interested in my continued survival), once more with Marc Minkowski at the helm of Les Musiciens du Louve and a Greek-rooted soprano in the lead (this time, it’s the other one). – Today in “things that would likely have given me a heart attack had I seen them, so I guess I should be happy that I didn’t, but I’m not, really”: Myrtò Papatanasiu (Alcina) in Handel’s “Alcina” in the legendary Wieler/Morabito staging, Stuttgart 2011. – Photo Credit: A.T. Schaefer/Staatsoper Stuttgart]

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Giacomo Arbate: The Hunt for Legato Game (pt. 2)

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…the name’s Arbate. Giacomo Arbate.

[For everyone in need of some silly fun: Bond references meet the Brussels “Mitridate”. Proceed at your own risk. – This is pt. 2 of 3, the first installment can be found here]

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