Liveblogging: Verdi’s “Traviata” from Rennes (2013)


[“So… is she going to die tonight, too? Should we have brought more liquor to battle the romanticised lady-bashing? Oh dear.”
“So what, bring it on. Bring it on. My body is ready.”
“I don’t care, pass me the champagne. – Someone did remember to pack the tissues, right?”
The White Shirts, preparing for a casual Sunday night with the ladies of the Choeur de l’Opéra de Rennes, in Verdi’s “La Traviata”, Rennes 2013.]

While Myrtò Papatanasiu will be starring in “Traviata” in Athens this weekend, we will hold a corresponding event with the 2013 broadcast of “Traviata” from Opéra de Rennes (also starring Papatanasiu because of course) this Sunday, Nov. 20th, at 9 p.m. (UTC+1).

White Shirts and friends both old and new are welcome to join the liveblog. Please bring booze and tissues (and feminist snark).

Access: the public broadcast of this show used to be on CultureBox, where it is no longer available. It also used to be on YT, where it is likeweise no longer available, but from where many of us have obtained safety copies. If anyone wants to join in, but does not have access to a copy, please leave a comment below, we will organize something for you.

Also, while “Traviata” is really not a White Shirt opera (despite lesbian singers falling in love during a Violetta/Flora (or was it Violetta/Annina?) run having at least one documented mention, if memory serves me right), whoever chose the cover screenshot for the Opéra de Rennes YT trailer of the production clearly is one of us:

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Come on.
See you on Sunday!

3 thoughts on “Liveblogging: Verdi’s “Traviata” from Rennes (2013)”

  1. Hope everyone’s having a good time! I’m running around packing a hospital bag today (we are feeling some inklings about becoming a household of three quite imminently), so I can’t join you, sadly. I was so stoked to get in on the Traviata action, but I’ll have to look up this production later!


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