The Paris “Cenerentola” (2017) Liveblogging Thread


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)

Upcoming Liveblog: The Paris “Cenerentola” (2017) on Saturday

[Ready for breaking the cage of patriarchy and class oppression over a favorite contralto in skirts? – Teresa Iervolino (Angelina) in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, Paris 2017.]

Rossini and Iervolino (side note: clear your travel schedules for her Arsace in Venice, Oct. 2018!) to close out regular liveblog season (we will resume in late July with the summer festival lore): See you this upcoming Saturday, July 1st, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2) for “La Cenerentola” from Opéra de Paris, given this past month.

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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


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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