Yes, fine, it’s sold out anyway, but theoretically, one could still hijack a plane (or, more on par with Ms. Haller’s current conquests, borrow a bike) and find a a ticket holder to seduce to get into tonight’s Haller Song Recital in Stuttgart.
Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Ariodante” from Barcelona (2006), with the Liceu Orchestra under Harry Bicket, staged by Achim Freyer.
Ariodante – Vesselina Kasarova
Ginevra – Ofelia Sala
Polinesso – Sara Mingardo
Dalinda – Elena de la Merced
Lurcanio – Steve Davislim
The King of Scotland – Denis Sedov
Odoardo – Marc Canturri
Libretto: Italian (pdf).
[Wasn’t this a week where birthday tributes were due? Look, I found a lovely serenade. It’s short, too: it does not excede 140 characters, eh, seconds. – Marijana Mijanovic singing “Empio, dirò, tu sei” from Handel’s “Giulio Cesare”. – Clip with thanks to lalagonegaga]
[No, we clearly still haven’t maxed out on possible “Ariodantes” this year. Also, no sign of tiring of Sara Mingardo. #ItalianContraltoSyndrome – Sara Mingardo (Polinesso) in Handel’s “Ariodante”, Barcelona 2006]
Yes, it’s the puppet version. Comment discourse on how Bretchian alienation from immediate emotional immersion can allow you to connect to a work on a different and possibly deeper level included. Liveblog of this “Ariodante” tomorrow, Saturday, June 17th, at 9 p.m. (GMT+2).
This looks like a one-time narrative adaption with 21st century music (not sure how much Mozart there is still in there, and right now, the French are kind of messing with my French because I am not quite over the screenshot above), but it is queer Lady Don Giovanni.
(By which I mean, God yes please)
[Teresa Iervolino rehearsing Angelina in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, Paris 2017. – Photo Credit: Vincent Pontet, via Ôlyrix]