Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Mitridate” from Paris/TCE 2016 *excited fangirl squealing* as staged by Clément Hervieu-Léger. Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Le Concert d’Astrée.
The production is starring a lot of sopranos, a counter mezzo and two tenors: Patricia Petibon (Aspasia), Jaël Azzarretti (Arbace), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare), Sabine Devieilhe (Ismene), Christophe Dumaux (Farnace), Michael Spyres (Mitridate) and Cyrille Dubois (Marzio).
The production is available via ARTE, but has the sound slightly out of sync – this is a different cut than the version aired by ARTE in February. This new version comes with a choice of French or German subtitles that you will be able to read even without your glasses.
A libretto in Italian and English can be found here (you’ll have to read around the cuts, namely in the beginning, that the Paris production makes).
The dignity and poise of your hostess can be found – well, likely nowhere tonight. You have been warned.