Cecilia Bartoli as Desdemona in Rossini’s “Otello”, Zurich 2012.
Possibly, there will be a free livestream of this production in two hours on medici.tv.
I say “possibly” since I get blocked after 5 minutes when calling up the medici.tv website (a pop-up appears telling me that I should either log in or sign up), but the always reliable Intermezzo blogged it, so I will give it a try. Also, I will never need an excuse to post a photo Bartoli in a Coco Chanelesque little black number.
In case of trouble, there’s always the option to sign up with medici.tv for 3 gratis trial days – I haven’t tried it yet, so I don’t know how difficult it is to disentangle oneself from it afterwards, but I might just have to find out.