Well, not yet, but it will be back – as part of the European Opera Days, Arte Concert brings back the Paris Mitridate (aka THE Mitridate), available as of Sept. 12th, to be enjoyed as stream on demand, apparently for several more months.
So for everyone who does not yet have a safety copy on their hard drives: here is your chance. I do not suppose the video quality will be much better or in any way edited, but I’ll watch it again just to make sure.
In fact, I’d suggest a Retro Liveblog to celebrate the event (since we clearly have not yet watched this enough or talked about this enough or done nightcap aria watching on YT or… nevermind), but that might turn out rather incoherent, with accident danger from all the swooning…?
(Apropos European Opera Days: we may have to liveblog another “Nozze di Figaro” soon – this time from De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, on Sept 26th or shortly thereafter, because Crébassa (the production opened last night). Among other reasons (@Agathe: Karg!))
[You didn’t think I wouldn’t post a still to go with this, did you now? – In this one, the entire White Shirt fandom likely is Agnés Aubé, in a state of otherworldly heartbreak. -Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare), Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) and Agnès Aubé (Older Lady-in-Waiting) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016. – Photo Credit: Vincent Pontet]