The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas (6)

[Oh, look – a chaise! Also, hot chocolate, and lots of white. Better put away that chocolate.  – Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin) in Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier”, Baden-Baden 2009]

On the sixth Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:

One Cup of Chocolate

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One cup of chocolate, and an actual white shirt! (shirts. Or nightshirts. Or whatever it is that the Marschallin deems fit to wear to bed (other than young Counts)). Also:

one Scowling Warlord:

12ws_ofxmas Teresa Iervolino (Holofernes) in Vivaldi's
Teresa Iervolino (Holofernes) in Vivaldi’s “Juditha Triumphans”, Venice/La Fenice 2015

one Baroque Slowdance:

12ws_ofxmas_4  Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero) and Anja Harteros (Alcina) in Handel's
Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero) and Anja Harteros (Alcina) in Handel’s “Alcina”, Vienna/Staatsoper 2010

one Elektric Candle:

12ws_christmas-lightceps - Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) in Strauss'
Evelyn Herlitzius (Elektra) in Strauss’ “Elektra”, Barcelona/Liceu 2016. – Photo Credit: Antoni Bofill for the Liceu

two Sottish Lovebirds:

12ws-ofxmas_2 - Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Daniela Barcellona (Malcolm) in Rossini's
Joyce DiDonato (Elena) and Daniela Barcellona (Malcolm) in Rossini’s “La donna del lago”, London/ROH 2013

…and one pining Prince of Ponto:

12ws_ofxmas-1 Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart's
Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris/TCE 2016

4 thoughts on “The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas (6)”

        1. If the archaeologists und music historians of the future will ever uncover our hard drives, they will dub it the Rosenkavalier Age.

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