From The Writing Desk: Stages, Chapter 7

•August 25, 2015 • 4 Comments

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White Shirt Monday: In the Hoodie

•August 24, 2015 • 5 Comments

MR iphigenia CB maggio[If Bach invented Techno (and everything else, mostly), how does Gluck relate to Hip-Hop? – Back on the White Shirt radar after her crossdressing stints for “Sacrificium” as well as her Don Camillo getup for the Steffani album, Cecilia Bartoli: Sports Edition. Seen in Gluck’s “Iphigénie en Tauride” at the Salzburg Pentecoast Festival, Salzburg 2015. – Photo Credit: Why of course it is Monika Rittershaus. White Shirtish even without the actual involvement of a white shirt!]

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White Shirt Monday: Vienna 1962

•August 3, 2015 • 1 Comment

[8’00 and the question why Schwarzkopf and Jurinac (glorious Jurinac) sizzle more than quite a few contemporary stagings and did so in 1962. – Strauss, “Rosenkavalier, Vienna 1962.]

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From The Writing Desk: Stages, Chapter 6

•August 1, 2015 • 2 Comments

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White Shirt Monday: Godmother Romeo

•July 27, 2015 • 7 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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