The Barcelona “Ariodante” (2006) Liveblogging Thread


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.

Cast List:

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).

Sound and Clouds and Thunder (30)

[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]

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Upcoming Liveblog: “Ariodante” (Barcelona 2006) tomorrow


[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).

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