White Skirt Wednesday: #DévorantLesNymphées

[Don’t fence me in, and by “in” I mean “into the closet”: Elīna Garanča (Eboli) in Verdi’s “Don Carlos”, Paris/ONP 2017.]

Casual reminder that this production will be streamed on ARTE tomorrow night.

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The Geneva “Figaro” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” from Geneva (2017), with Marko Letonja conducting and staged by former house director Tobias Richter.

Cast List:
Guido Loconsolo (Figaro)
Fabrice Farina (Don Curzio)
Bálint Szabó (Bartolo)
Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (Graf Almaviva)
Nicole Cabell (Gräfin Almaviva)
Regula Mühlemann (Susanna)
Mélody Louledjian (Barbarina)
Avery Amereau (Cherubino)
Monica Bacelli (Marcellina)
Bruce Rankin (Don Basilio)

Libretto: English/Italian/German (html)

 

Foil Song

Watch. This. Right. Now.

(The well-known Foil Song from Verdi’s “Don Carlos”. Elīna Garanča (Eboli), Paris/ONP 2017. – Clip with thanks to Opéra national de Paris. Uploaded just in time for Coming Out Day. How convenient.)

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The Monte Carlo “Mondo della Luna” (2014) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna” from Monte Carlo (2000), with Jérémie Rhorer conducting Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, and in a staging by Emilio Sagi (and I will be seriously disappointed if there is not #NavarraiseRabbitScene!).

Cast List:
Philippe Do – Ecclitico
Giuseppina Bridelli – Ernesto
Roberto De Candia – Buonafede
Hélène Le Corre – Clarice
Alessandra Marianelli – Flaminia
Annalisa Stroppa – Lisetta
Mathias Vidal – Cecco

Libretto: Italian (pdf).
Wiki: English.

 

The Salzburg “Tito” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Clemenza di Tito: Remix” from Salzburg (2017), conducted by Teodor Currentzis and staged by Peter Sellars.

Cast List:

Tito – Russell Thomas
Vitellia – Golda Schultz
Sesto – Marianne Crébassa
Annio – Jeanine de Bique
Servilia – Christina Gansch
Publio –
Willard White

Libretto: English (html), Italian (pdf).

Upcoming Liveblog: the Salzburg “Tito” (2017) on Saturday

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[I swear I have seen this exact same scene play out in more than one club in my twenties, only that no one ever managed to wear that vest/shirt combo quite as stylishly (also, I definitely owned the utility jeans on the left, in my twenties and, yes, I did wear them to go dancing).
– Jeanine de Bique is having the best shoe style in the business, or Reasons To Watch The Salzburg “Clemenza” in this summer of Titos. – Christina Gansch (Servilia), Marianne Crébassa (Sesto) and Jeanine de Bique (Annio) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito” as staged by Peter Sellars, Salzburg 2017. – Photo Credit: Ruth Walz/Salzburger Festspiele ]

Since we still haven’t maxed out on “Tito” (or on “Ariodante”), from Glyndebourne it is onto Salzburg this Saturday, Sept. 2nd, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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