White Shirt Madness: Bonus Sifare Caps

also: hands --- I had rather hear you chide than this man woo

Sweet youth, I pray you, chide a year together:
I had rather hear you chide than this man woo
(and if you were to put those hands on me,
that – spoke Aspasia – would be welcome, too)

[In the words of Phoebe, in the year of the Bard: no, apparently I am still not over the Paris “Mitridate” or its Sifare. And I really needed a palette cleanser after that utterly underwhelming “Alcina”. Here, have some more screencaps. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]

Also, I just learned that Petibon and Papatanasiu have done Aspasia and Sifare together before, staged in 2009 by Robert Carsen at Theater An Der Wien. There are stills here, but I find the Paris production more appealing.

gun control

[I will always advocate gun control. Unless it concerns the opera stage. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]

nglnotthinkingaboutpeaceeither

[That awkward situation when the Governor tells you to make up with your brother, but both you and your brother want to make out with your father’s fiancée instead. – Cyrille Dubois (Marzio), Christophe Dumaux (Farnace), Jael Azzaretti (Arbate), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016.]

purchè lasciam le donne - lasciam le donne? Pazzo!

[“Okay, fine, I’ll help you out of this mess, but you’ve got to stay away from the princess.” – “I can’t hear you.”
I am getting “Don Giovanni” ideas here: “Purchè lasciam le donne.”  – “Lasciar le donne? Pazza!”
Just imagine a “Don Giovanni” with Azzaretti as grouchy Lady Leoprello. – Jael Azzaretti (Arbate), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016.]

surerodinmewhydontyou

[The Brooding Brothers. Not a menswear line, but it could be. All credit to Caroline de Vivaise for the fabulous costumes, particularly The Shirt! And don’t pretend you don’t know exactly which one I am talking about. – Cyrille Dubois (Marzio), Christophe Dumaux (Farnace), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Jael Azzaretti (Arbate) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016.]

youhadmeatdont

[Apropos The Shirt. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]

idonottrustmyselfwithacaption

[Apropos THE SHIRT. (If you think that the blogger is able to form a coherent thought at this point, you are sadly mistaken) – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]

nottrustingmyselfwithcountinguptothreeatthispoint

[*incoherent flailing*
– Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]

12 thoughts on “White Shirt Madness: Bonus Sifare Caps”

    1. Bartoli has goofed around with it, if I remember correctly, and there was one staging forum in 2000 where the idea was also up for presentation.

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      1. and here I am, “Mitridate” running in one window, grading essays in a second – I could work faster without it, but speed really isn’t everything.

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