Elviras of the Caribbean

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[Elviras of the Caribbean, fighting Zombie Pirates with tattoes and doing their best Hammarström impression: Marie-Adeline Henry (Elvira) and  Robert Gleadow (Leporello) in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” as staged by Ivan Alexandre, Drottningholm 2017. – Photo Credit: Mats Bäcker]

A Twitter timeline can offer beautiful (in)sights.

What’s also beautiful: the full review over at Ôlyrix.

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Liveblogging Offenbach’s “Fantasio” on Saturday

[The only version of “Twilight” I’ll ever watch: the one with the mezzo serenading underneath the balcony. #OutMontagued! – Marianne Crébassa (Fantasio) and Marie-Eve Munger (Elsbeth) in Offenbach’s “Fantasio”, Paris/TdC 2017]

The times call for some Offenbach and mezzos in trousers (the again, when do they not?), so this weekend, we’re finally liveblogging the recent “Fantasio” staged by Thomas Jolly at Théâtre du Châtelet, this Saturday, Mar. 25th, at 9 p.m. UTC+1.

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White Shirt Monday: Mezzo Fantasy

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[Monday face? Oh please, Fantasio, your yellow hairpiece is a lot more in good taste than its brainslug counterpart on 45. – Marianne Crébassa (Fantasio) and chorus in Offenbach’s “Fantasio”, Paris/TdC 2017 – Photo Credit: Pierre Grobois/Opéra comique]

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The Florence 2005 “Tancredi” Liveblogging Thread


Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini‘s “Tancredi” (Florence 2005), staged by well you do not need to concern yourself with that, Barcellona sings the lead Pier Luigi Pizzi and with Riccardo Frizza conducting.

Cast Listing:

Tancredi – Daniela Barcellona
Amenaide – Darina Takova
Argirio – Raúl Giménez
Orbazzano – Marco Spotti
Isaura – Barbara di Castri
Roggiero – Nicola Marchesini

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Sound and Clouds and Thunder (17)

[Patricia Petibon singing Mozart’s concert aria “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio”. – Clip wiht thanks to primohomme]

And it is time for the weekly reminder that supremacist behavior and blatant disregard and phobia of minorities and less privileged groups of a society is still in no way okay, nor will it ever be, and, yes, I will be here until week 208.

Wherever you are right now: here, have a slice of perfect beauty for week #17, and take a deep breath.

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Liveblogging Rossini’s “Tancredi”(Florence 2005) on Saturday

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[A new entry to the Red Shirts research discussion: Daniela Barcellona (Tancredi) in Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Florence 2005. – Photo Credit: since I don’t have my DVD at the office, this shot comes via the folks of operaclick]

Time for another Rossini contralto musico epic – the one that started it all, “Tancredi”! We’re liveblogging a production that also started an ongoing interest in the work of Daniela Barcellona for more than one of us, the 2005 Maggio Musicale take, this upcoming Saturday, Mar. 18th, at the usual hour of 9 p.m. (UTC+1).

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