White Skirt Wednesday: Contralto Liveblog upcoming?

cenerentola_iervolino.jpg[It seems that Culturebox still loves us, since the Iervolino “Cenerentola” from Paris will be available on demand “soon” according to their treasure trove of a website – contraltos and Cinderella class discussion for a night in, anyone?]

PS. Also prochainement on Culturebox; the complete conducted-and-also-staged-by-Gariner Monteverdi trias, the “Poppea” of which will be dubbed the “what, you didn’t manage to cast Ottavia with a CT, as well?” Poppea.

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[Kangmin Justin Kim (Nerone), JE Gardiner, Hana Blažíková (Poppea, and also Drusilla, which is making a lot of sense for Ottone’s choices, and which also prevents us from having hire more women), in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”; Venice 2017. – Photo Credit: Michele Crosera]

(Also, Sonia Prina called. She wants her swagger coif back.)

40 thoughts on “White Skirt Wednesday: Contralto Liveblog upcoming?”

  1. Great news!!! And there’s a trailer now, very short, but it continues to look interesting reg. character interpretation (<3 Iervolino, and who is the guy with the beard, he gives me Polinesso vibes)

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  2. (ps- did this go through today? wed are always hard b/c i have a meeting at 2pm… this weekend i’m on travel.. so perhaps we could meet next week or if you two have something i might not be keeling over for you could cover? 🙂 . But i’d like to be present for T.Iervolino’s deep voice in Cenerentola! )

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    1. I’m in between taxes and grading, too, and the kids fall asleep very late these days between the heatwave and the long nights, so perhaps nothing this week, and next weekend we could do the Cenerentola, before Agathe and I leave for vacation?

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      1. Yes, good timing, because I need to mentally prepare for Tancredi anyway this Sat. And I can do next week, so hopefully the Cenerentola will be available? So looking forward to it (and funnily, Iervolino seems to overcome my dress aversion, more “data” for our project).

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        1. by mentally preparing, you mean stocking up smelling salts and watching clips until you pass out…?
          (yes, I hope Cenerentola will be available by next weekend – I have been thinking about the dress quesiton, too, but I think it may, at least for me, link back again to subvertignt eh pricness trope and channeling power and agency?)

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          1. no, just log nights and too little coffee…? And the heat?
            Aporpos, I am preparing the next WSM right now and you will instantly recognize what I mean, more than anyone. 😉

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          2. (waiting… i am procrastinating (re)writing that 1500 word report… just done major revision of that other 1500-word paper.. and happy so far with SMingardo’s Polinesso pix from your post last week… that outfit and the legs really make it look like Polinesso is a biiiiiig bird, i really like….
            and then i migrated down further to the Ottone in fatigues photo… procrastination has its perks

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          3. LOL! But supertight princess dresses wouldn’t fit the scheme for me…
            Damn, I must not get distracted, need to justify Tancredi trip by finally finishing talk preparation.

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          4. Yes, every place would be wonderful with Barcellona in it!
            Actually, Austria is on the list, talk set up for first December weekend, so what do you think about Lulu that Sunday? (but it’s 1st Advent, so I understand if oyu want to stay with the family…).

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          5. my mother-in-law might be visiting, I would have to look that up, but I’d do standing room either way, much cheaper, so it could be on short notice. But I’ll write down the weekend!

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          6. (which weekend are you referring to? i’m a bit confused now as i see we’re talking on 2 separate posts.. the “reply to the orange dot” makes criss-crossing possible of course to add to the confusion…)

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          7. Oh no, that’s something else, possible Vienna opera meet-up in December, the Cenerentola plan for July 1st is fixed! (I just hope it is downloadable because I’ll be on mobile WiFi again)

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          8. (ps- are you seeing Tancredi before your presentation? during your presentation? after your presentation? during that Zürich trip, they conveniently arranged my poster session (in Davos) just 2,5hour before the opera in Zürich! i was sprinting across the entire Switzerland to make it to the haus 15min late..)

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          9. Ehem, both, before and after…. But “before” luckily is two nights before (of course I have to visit the whole conference, so many interesting talks…), so I have time to recover and cool down.
            Love the Zurich abstract story!

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          10. Looks like the problem will rather be preparing your conference talk! These distractions! From all the interesting talks!!

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          11. But I saw there is a large garden area between conference venue and opera house, perfect for people walking their cute little dogs, so maybe I can relax there between talks…

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          12. giggle.
            I remember my first trip ever to Vienna (when somebody first said: hmm, we have done the work, but we need somebody to present, and i saw VK was singing there twice…) i went to the conference, put up the poster, then spent the rest of the week lining up in the standing-ticket queue…

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          13. after your trip i’ll send you the link of that trip where i documented things in details 😉 , but Zürich opernhaus is quite reasonable, not like in Germany where they’re very adamant when you’re late 😉 , there luckily they let me in (to the royal box!!!) as soon as VK stopped waving the fire-place-stick, so i missed essentially only the first 20min, still was there for full VK and N.Stemme being tender to each other *just* under me (that was the time i extended self waaaay outside the royal box to see them just below, such that a VK fan on the opposite side of the haus *recognized* i must be the blogger who was drooling over VK on my various internet posts 😉 )

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