The Paris “Cenerentola” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” from Prais (2017), conducted by Ottavio Dantone and staged by Guillaume Gallienne.

Cast List:

Angelina – Teresa Iervolino
Don Ramiro –
Juan José De León
Dandini – Alessio Arduini
Don Magnifico – Maurizio Muraro
Clorinda – Chiara Skerath
Tisbe – Isabelle Druet
Alidoro – Roberto Tagliavini

Libretto: German, Italian (html) Italian (pdf), Ye Olde English/Italian (image view)

The Barcelona “Ariodante” (2006) Liveblogging Thread

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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).

The Salamanca “Poppea” (2006) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” from Salamanca (2006), staged (?) and conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Cast List:

Fortuna: Monica Piccinini
Virtù: Eleonora Contucci
Amore: Anna Simboli
Ottavia: Raffaela Milanesi
Poppea: Laura Polverelli
Nerone: Stefano Ferrari
Ottone: Sara Mingardo
Drusilla: Roberta Invernizzi
Seneca: Antonio Abete
Arnalta: Martin Oro
Nutrice: Pino De Vittorio
Lucano: Luca Dordolo
First Soldier: Luca Dordolo
Second Soldier: Furio Zanasi
Valletto: Monica Piccinini
Damigella: Eleonora Contucci
Mercurio: Sergio Foresti
Seneca’s Students: Daniele Zanfardino, Luca Dordolo, Sergio Foresti
Liberto: Furio Zanasi

Libretto: Italian (pdf), Italian/English (pdf))

The Schwetzingen “Poppea” (2017) Liveblogging Thread (2.0)

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” from Schwetzingen (2017).

Since the spontaneous liveblog of this three weeks ago wasn’t quite as exhaustive as it could have been: once more, enjoy La Venexiana under Davide Pozzi and their cast in a sketched staging of “Bring your own costume and go for it”.

Cast List:
Giuseppina Bridelli – Nerone
Emanuela Galli – Poppea
Xenia Mejers – Ottavia
Filippo Mineccia – Ottone
Salvo Vitale – Seneca
Luca Dordolo – Lucano
Alberto Allegrezza – Arnalta
Alessio Tosi – Nutrice
Vittoria Giacobazzi – Virtù & Damigella
Lucia Cortese – Amore & Valletto
Riccardo Pisani – Soldato & Liberto
Silvia Rosati – Fortuna & Drusilla
Sophia Patsi – Cori
Massimo Altieri – Soldato, coro familiari
Davide Benetti – Mercurio & Littore

Libretto: Italian (pdf), Italian/English (pdf))

The Carnegie Hall “Ariodante” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Agrippina”, live from Carnegie Hall, NY, conducted by Harry Bicket.

Cast Listing:
Ariodante – Joyce DiDonato
Ginevra – Christiane Karg
Polinesso – Sonia Prina
Dalinda – Mary Bevan
King – Matthew Brook
Lurcanio – David Portillo
Odoardo – Tyson Miller

The concert is  livestreamed on medici.tv.

Libretto: Italian (pdf). There does not seem to be an English version around? Odd.

White Shirt Mothership

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[Why are the White Shirts called White Shirts? Between this and this, I rest my case. – Vesselina Kasarova (Orphée) in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, Munich/BSO 2003. ]

Since work this week didn’t allow to post this for White Shirt Monday, let me make it up to you with an extended version, all courtesy of last week’s “Orphée” liveblog.

Warning: this post is heavy on screencaps. In fact, it consists of little more than copius screencaps. Consult your data plan before proceeding.

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