The Dresden “Serse” (2000) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Serse” from Dresden (2000), conducted by Christophe Rousset and staged by Philip Behrens.

Cast List:
Paula Rasmussen – Serse
Ann Hallenberg – Arsamene
Patricia Bardon – Amastre
Marcello Lippi – Ariodate
Isabel Bayrakdarian – Romilda
Sandrine Piau – Atalanta
Matteo Peirone – Elviro

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

 

Upcoming Liveblog: Handel’s “Serse” (Dresden 2000) on Sunday

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[#KlingonOpera (it is  the high foreheads, I swear) –  Paula Rasmussen (Serse) and Ann Hallenberg (Arsamene) in Handel’s “Serse”, Dresden 2000]

By urgent petition, it is time for a double-mezzo double-trouser bill with Handel’s “Serse”, this Sunday, Sept. 17th, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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White Shirt Monday: Pas de deux

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[Sneakers or tan chelsea boots: I know whom I would crown winner. – Christophe Dumaux (Polinesso) and Diana Haller (Ariodante) in the Act Two Garden Pas-de-deux in Handel’s “Ariodante”, Stuttgart 2017. – Photo Credit: Christoph Kalscheuer/Oper Stuttgart]

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In Tribute to ‘Genderf*ck Thursday’

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[Where even the gossip rags do get the occasional headline right: tu, felix Austria. – Back on stage in Salzburg for the festival: Bartoli’s transporting take on Handel’s “Ariodante”. – Photo Credit: Monika Rittershaus (of course), reprinted by one of the local rags I usually wouldn’t even wrap my fish & chips in. p. 17]

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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).

Upcoming Liveblog: “Ariodante” (Barcelona 2006) tomorrow

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[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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