CGMP! – more Alice Coote

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[Danielle DeNiese (Poppea) and Alice Coote (Nerone) in the Glyndebourne 2008 production of Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”. Photo by Mike Hoban]

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Another edition of CGMP which brings us back to question of accessorizing when it comes to Hot Mezzos In Pants – what does it take? White shirts? Cufflinks? Black suits? Or a soprano in a skimpy outfit on one’s arm?

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[Photo: Mike Hoban, Glyndebourne 2008]

11 thoughts on “CGMP! – more Alice Coote”

  1. “Another edition of CGMP which brings us back to question of accessorizing when it comes to Hot Mezzos In Pants – what does it take? White shirts? Cufflinks? Black suits? Or a soprano in a skimpy outfit on one’s arm”

    It takes Attitude.

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  2. Tomorrow night I’m making my way down to DC to pick up my DVD of Alcina with Alice Coote and Catherine Naglestad. Yeah.

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  3. @Lisa: it seems that you have the most interesting evening plans of all of us! 😉 Oh, to be watching that for the first time again… (I hope you don’t wear glasses. Mine kept fogging up!)

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  4. Well, I finally picked up the Alcina DVD. I also did an impulse buy of Handel’s Orlando with Marijana Mijanovic as Olando from the Zurich Opera House in 2007. Being retired Navy I’ve got a thing for women in uniforms. Let’s hope it sounds as good as it looks.

    Lisa

    Christ I’m dangerous with a credit card.

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  5. @Lisa: oh, that is a nice Orlando, Mijanovic is excellent!
    The setting is inside a psychiatric clinic around 1900 (since Orlando is going mad). And yes, uniforms, Mhmm. Joyce DiDonato has stage photos of her Ariodante on her website (www.jocyedidonato.com) where I never get past that green army coat…

    Hope you enjoy watching the productions!! 😉 Naglestad and her many skimpy outfits in “Alcina” are another interesting aspect. Of course, I was so immersed in her singing that my then girlfriend had to point a certain moment out me (you will know what I mean when you get there…)!

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  6. @Vita: thanks for the links and the heads up! Mezzos in pants, there can truly never be too many of them. Particularly when one of them is Patricia Bardon!

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  7. Regarding this production Glyndebourne’s Poppea. I heard somewhere that there’s going to be a DVD release. Does anybody know when?

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  8. @opera.mad: I’ve heard the rumors, too – looking at Glyndebourne releases, it usually takes them between 2 and 3 years, so it might be a while yet, but since they put out most of their productions on DVD these times, I’m at least comfortably certain when it comes to those rumors.

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