White Shirt Monday: Godmother Romeo

•July 27, 2015 • 5 Comments

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[If this doesn’t make you want to revisit your fall ties collection (or to rip a nicely tied tie off someone) — well, then you’re probably not into ties. Then again, there’s always Bellini. And there is Joyce DiDonato, creating yet another Romeo for Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, Zurich 2015. – Photo Credit: Opernhaus Zürich. – and I wish Opernhaus Zurich would finally leave clear photo credits with their galleries, so I could properly laud their White Shirt work (in case of doubt: there is never enough praise for Ritttershaus. In fact, could this be anyone BUT Rittershaus?)).


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Emoticon sù, emoticon giù…

•July 24, 2015 • Leave a Comment

crescendo operamoticonsCan you guess the twelve operas in question? – Crescendo writer Axel Brüggemann posted this operatic dozen to the classical music zine’s FB page – knock yourself out, White Shirts (well there is but one White Shirt candidate in the mix, but still, I could queer up some of the others) and opera buffs! Or better yet, make up your own.

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White Shirt Monday: Ribbons, Wires, Laces

•July 13, 2015 • 6 Comments


[Non so più cosa faccio con questo laccio?! – Mildred Miller as Cherubino in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, New York/MET 1951. – Photo Credit: Sedge LeBlang via metarchives]

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White Shirt Monday: Austrian Countess, Radio Alert

•May 25, 2015 • 1 Comment


[So that is two guys and one mezzo in nerd glasses (be still my heart) all over a soprano, and since it’s “Lulu”, that is definitely no the end of the body count. Then again, who would not be all over Marlis Petersen (Lulu)? Bo Skovhus (Dr. Schön/Jack), Matthias Klink (Alwa) and Daniela Sindram (Countess Geschwitz) make up the line-up in Alban Berg’s “Lulu”, to open to tonight at Munich/Staatsoper, 2015. –  Photo Credit: Wilfried Hösl.]

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White Shirt Monday: Polish Count Greta Garbo

•May 18, 2015 • 4 Comments

arianna-a-nasso KL Comp[Kate Lindsey giving Count Victor a run for his money as Composer in Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos”, Glyndebourne 2013. – Photo Credit: Alastair Muir]

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From The Writing Desk: Stages, Chapter 5

•May 16, 2015 • 2 Comments

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White Shirt Wednesday: Voi che sapete

•May 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment


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