[Oh, look, Anik has found another excuse to post a screencap from this production, or: Once More, With Feeling! – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]
It has to be acknowledged that 2016 was a lousy year in many aspects. It was, however, also the year that, in February, brought us Mozart’s “Mitridate” from Théâtre des Champs-Elysées – a production that a few of us might have talked about now and then over the past year. *cough* *epiccough*
thadieu suggested there be a celebration of “1 Year of the Paris Mitridate in Our Lives”, and I said “let me get my dress whites”, and then I suggested to make it not just a Mitriversary*, but a WhiteShirtiversary in general: favorite screencaps, stories & scenes, from “Mitridate” and beyond, and a time to share them: Saturday, Feb. 11th, 9 p.m. (UTC+1).
So it is not really going to be a liveblog (Agathe is out of town, anyway) – that’ll resume next week (and don’t forget that the week after, on the 26th, we have an early date for “Semiramide” from Munich with DiDonato and Barcellona!) -, but it’s still a chance to hang out with the opera queers.
Star Trek opera casting, your three favorite Cherubinos, which Kasarova shirt is actually the best (bring screencap prove!), and the one obscure opera you always wanted to make a White Shirt case for and never had the chance?! Bring it on.
Due to the perhaps more personal conversation, I am contemplating to make the thread invite-only (i.e. that you could only access it with a password) – just let me know your preferences in the comments.
*[PS. trying to type “Mitriversary”, accidentally typing “Myrtiversary”: #GreekSopranoSyndrome, case closed]
PPS. In preparation: Images should be able to the be shared in the comments with relative ease, by uploading the image in question elsewhere (with a service like Photobucket, or your WordPress media librabry, if you have an account.) and copy-pasting just the link, or using the basic html image embed tags (start with < and src and = and “, then throw in whatever your link is and add the closing tag of “ and then >) – Just look at our “Agrippina” liveblog from last Saturday to see how that added to the
appreciation discussion. Sorry I cannot type the tags out in direct succession, but wordpress auto-coverts, that’s how well the embedding works here.