White Shirt Monday: Austrian Countess, Radio Alert

•May 25, 2015 • 1 Comment

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[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

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From The Writing Desk: Stages, Chapter 5

•May 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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White Shirt Wednesday: Voi che sapete

•May 14, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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White Shirt Monday: “What am I to do, I can’t help it.”

•May 11, 2015 • 1 Comment

[Joyce Dietrich DiDonato as Romeo , which might as well be a movie called The Black Pearl Angel, but only if you pronounce it with a Dietrich accent. Otherwise, it’s the traveling Vincent Boussard production of Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montecchi”, San Francisco 2012. – click to enlarge]

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From The Writing Desk: Stages, Chapter 4

•May 9, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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White Shirt Monday: Be My Valentino

•May 4, 2015 • 3 Comments

[We may have to talk about the suit jacket tailoring and the shirt collar, but the Silent Movie stare clearly wins out! – Kate Lindsey (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”. Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 2014 – click to enlarge]

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