The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas (12)

[The year of 2016 having been a very blue affair overall also came with some perks: Marianne Crébassa (Cherubino) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Amsterdam 2016.]

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

One Smitten Pageboy

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0ne Mad Contralto:

12ws_ofxmas_11 Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Orlando) in Vivaldi's
Marie-Nicole Lemieux (Orlando) in Vivaldi’s “Orlando”, Paris/TCE 2011

one Latvian in Leather:

12ws_ofxmas_10 Elīna Garanča, promotional material for
Elīna Garanča, promotional material for “Revive”, DGG 2016

one Queer Remake of ‘Thornbirds’:

12ws_ofxmas_9  Sonia Prina (Polinesso) in Handel's
Sonia Prina (Polinesso) in Handel’s “Ariodante”, Aix-en-Provence 2014

one Hormonal Emperor:

12ws_ofxmas_8  Danielle DeNiese (Poppea) and Alice Coote (Nerone) in Monteverdi's
Danielle DeNiese (Poppea) and Alice Coote (Nerone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Glyndebourne 2008

one Vintage Fangirl:

12ws_ofxmas3112 - Renate Müller (Viktoria) and uncredited extras in Reinhold Schünzel's
Renate Müller (Viktoria) and uncredited extras in Reinhold Schünzel’s “Viktor und Viktoria”, 1933

one Cup of Chocolate:

Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin) in Strauss' Rosenkavalier, Baden-Baden 2009
Sophie Koch (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin) in Strauss’ Rosenkavalier, Baden-Baden 2009

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

15 thoughts on “The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas (12)”

    1. Thank you for the feedback, Hanna!

      And thank you for the links – the opera cougars have downloaded the interviews for watching over cheesecake on the weekend 😉

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        1. 🙂
          I wasn’t quite sure when to start the nights – because they should reach up to Jan 6th, as yo say, but also kind of have to start on Dec. 25th because the song is called “12 Nights of Christmas”? In the end, I took a guess.

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    1. Yes we are! I still wonder which “12” you mean… I meant the combination 12 night(s/)shirts of christmas and twelfth night after christmas (epiphany I think it is called also – a holiday anyway). But if you mean you’re yearning for more than 12 white shirts, I couldn’t agree with you more. 🙂

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    2. Now for the extras, and beginning to plot for next year (“no, Anik, no one but you and thadieu wants to see a niche edition with nothing but Sifares, remember that diversification thing…”)

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      1. first of all, i think it is by now well established that we are always and forever yearning for more white shirts, 12 or otherwise, and second of all, i’m here all year for the extras please, and third of all, i do believe the niche edition will go over quite nicely in many quarters, ahem, so carry on!

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