[…of Vitellia. Or of Tito. Or both? Either way, it is springtime: suit jackets be gone, it is time to roll up your sleeves and show off your White Shirt (tie and braces optional) without caring about lapels. – Kate Lindsey (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”. Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, 2014]
And today in “Other White Shirt things that happened at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées”: the 2014 “Tito”. Has the 2016 “Mitridate”unveiled a secret algorithm? Will there be an even gayer 2018 “Lucio Silla”, perhaps? Or a 2020″Idomeneo”?
For current dream casts and dream projects, have little dream over here at thadieu’s; that might distract us a bit from the bad news of this past weekend, with YT censor hordes claiming another victim and preventing M7an6eb from continuing their invaluable work of making opera broadcasts available for the geoblocked. It was wonderful while it lasted, and many thanks to whomever it was behind that account. Much appreciated, truly.