Upcoming Liveblog: “L’incoronazione di Poppea” (Salamanca 2006) on Saturday

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[“And I look for contralto Ottones! And I come up empty-handed!” – Well, not this time: Sara Mingardo (Ottone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Salamanca 2017.]

“Poppea” again! This time the Alessandrini-conducted take from Salamanca, 2006, also knows as the “contralto Ottone in fatigues” production, to be live-blogged this upcoming Saturday, June 10th, at the customary hour of 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

Since some of the usual crowd, including myself, are short on time this week due to work, it is possible that we will forward some bits that do not contain a) Mingardo or b) Invernizzi (so, if you wach Poppeas for Seneca’s monologues or for (counter)tenor Nerones: sorry in advance. We may come up with Bridelli-cutouts or Coote-cutouts or vonOtter-cutouts to compensate).

The production is online on YT in three parts, easily searchable/findable. Let us know if there are troubles and you’d like to join in (as always, I am trying to keep links to full productions out of the post text since we like to maintain them and keep them available for the community).


43 thoughts on “Upcoming Liveblog: “L’incoronazione di Poppea” (Salamanca 2006) on Saturday”

  1. don’t forget Ottavia!
    (and the “WhiteShirtiversary: Liveblog Celebration” suggestive post is now appearing on my screen again, with picture of a certain prince tap dancing on high chair…)


          1. you have your wordpress ? it allows uploads of gifs! then you can send me the link that way? no hurries.. am working on budget justification, might add 1/10 mo for artistic time so i can make gifs while working on proposed work…


            1. yes, I have it uploaded on my WP account, it’s just that I have no idea how to use the account, and how to create a link…


          1. omg, that scene… i love so much, for the geometry, the push and pull, the “crossing” (more geometry) , the approach from behind, the faces facing in-and-out.. ok ok, i’ll calm down.. moving on the “current and pending”.. , pending should including our proposal for the conference Anik just mentioned…

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            1. The results are oddly satisfying – though there is no clear win and they signify chaos, but at least one braggart incompetent callous ‘leader’ had gotten cut down somewhat. Still sobering and horrible that there are enough people eating up the self-serving garbage to hand them a majority, but at least there is a notable counterimpulse. Our fav British mezzos seem to have taken a stance. 😉

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  2. Gah! I love Poppea, but I’m going to have to miss out on this liveblog too! We’re out of town for a family wedding, so enjoy Pur ti miro for me!


    1. It’s the Ottone/Drusilla/Ottavia production, so no worries on Pur ti miro. Have a great family weekend, and dance some with the Mrs and Ed Jr.!


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