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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Liveblogging Rossini’s “Semiramide”(Munich 2017) again on Tue/Wed

[Get out the champagne, we are doing this all over again: JoyceDiDonato (Semiramide) and Alex Exposito (Assur) in Rossini’s “Semiramide”, Munich/BSO 2017]

Yes, we only just did this, but since the original livestream had so many hiccups and then some of us were unavailable last weekend when Bayerische Staatsoper kindly made the archived stream available on demand, yet now are unable to wait any longer, we’re hosting a Repeat Double Feature Liveblog of the recent Munich “Semiramide” on Tuesday, Mar. 7th, (pt. 1) and Wednesday, Mar. 8th, (pt. 2), at 9:30 p.m. (UTC+1) each.

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Double Mezzo Alert: Munich streaming “Semiramide” on demand this weekend!


towanda just alerted me to the fact that Bayerische Staatsoper has as taken pity on our in some cases severely hiccuped Sunday night and is offering their “Semiramide” again, once more as a free stream (now on demand), all weekend long.

Exact time window: Sat., 9 a.m. (UTC+1) to Sun., midnight.