[clearly the best use of the ample office monitor yet: screencapping the Mozart “Mitridate” featuring Myrtò Paptanasiu (Sifare) and Jaël Azzaretti (Arbate)
and The Shirt in Paris, 2016.]
In light of tonight’s event, the weekly Paris “Mitridate” post is up a little early. The Brussels “EU summit on the Pontexit” Le Lab staging at La Monnaie opens in about two hours, so best of luck to everyone involved, and in particular to the performers familiar to us from the February Paris staging who are adding a new take on their same roles to their repertory in Michael Spyres (Mitridate) and Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare).
As of May 24th, the Brussels production will be available for three weeks of free stream-on-demand, thanks to La Monnaie’s generous sharing policy. We (thadieu and myself, and whoever is not mortally embarrassed by our fangirling when it comes to “Mitridate” and certain singers) are planning a shared liveblogging stream-watch for the 25th, someplace around a GMT+1 evening (9 p.m., perhaps?), to compare performances and productions. You’re welcome to join us!