White Skirt Wednesday: The answer is 42, or mezzo/soprano duetting

[Is this the British reaction clip of the day regarding Article 50? Is this the convening of the coven at the news of yet more cis-het casting? Or is it solemn vows that would only need a seal of champagne? – Alexandra Deshorties (Elisabetta) and Ilse Eerens (Matilda) in Rossini’s “Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra”, Vienna/TADW 2017. – with thanks for the alert to @sestoinfedele on Twitter (he tagged it “well that sure looks very straight” and I don’t really have anything to add to that)]

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The Florence 2005 “Tancredi” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini‘s “Tancredi” (Florence 2005), staged by well you do not need to concern yourself with that, Barcellona sings the lead Pier Luigi Pizzi and with Riccardo Frizza conducting.

Cast Listing:

Tancredi – Daniela Barcellona
Amenaide – Darina Takova
Argirio – Raúl Giménez
Orbazzano – Marco Spotti
Isaura – Barbara di Castri
Roggiero – Nicola Marchesini

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Liveblogging Rossini’s “Tancredi”(Florence 2005) on Saturday

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[A new entry to the Red Shirts research discussion: Daniela Barcellona (Tancredi) in Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Florence 2005. – Photo Credit: since I don’t have my DVD at the office, this shot comes via the folks of operaclick]

Time for another Rossini contralto musico epic – the one that started it all, “Tancredi”! We’re liveblogging a production that also started an ongoing interest in the work of Daniela Barcellona for more than one of us, the 2005 Maggio Musicale take, this upcoming Saturday, Mar. 18th, at the usual hour of 9 p.m. (UTC+1).

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The Munich 2017 “Semiramide” Liveblogging Thread Reloaded, pt. 2

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Welcome to the reloaded White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini‘s “Semiramide” (2017. Actually LIVE!) from Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, staged by David Alden, with Michele Mariotti conducting. This time, without hiccups and tech glitches!

Cast Listing (*AAAAAAAaaaaaaaah!*)

Semiramide – Joyce DiDonato
Arsace – Daniela Barcellona
Assur – Alex Esposito
Idreno – Lawrence Brownlee
Azema – Elsa Benoit
Oroe – Simone Alberghini
Mitrane – Galeano Salas
The Ghost of Nino – Igor Tsarkov

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The Munich 2017 “Semiramide” Liveblogging Thread Reloaded, pt. 1

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Welcome to the reloaded White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini‘s “Semiramide” (2017) from Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, staged by David Alden, with Michele Mariotti conducting. This time, without hiccups and tech glitches! (thanks again, B.)

Cast Listing (*AAAAAAAaaaaaaaah!*)

Semiramide – Joyce DiDonato
Arsace – Daniela Barcellona
Assur – Alex Esposito
Idreno – Lawrence Brownlee
Azema – Elsa Benoit
Oroe – Simone Alberghini
Mitrane – Galeano Salas
The Ghost of Nino – Igor Tsarkov

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