The Glyndebourne “Tito” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Clemenza di Tito” from Glyndebourne (2017), conducted by Robin Ticciati and staged by Claus Guth.

Cast List:

Tito – Richard Croft
Vitellia – Alice Coote
Sesto – Anna Stéphany
Annio – Michèle Losier
Servilia – Joélle Harvey
Publio –
Clive Bayley

Libretto: English (html) Italian (pdf).

The Aix “Carmen” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Bizet’s “Carmen” from Aix-en-Provence (2017), conducted by Pablo Casals-Herado and staged by Dmitri Tcherniakov.

Cast List:

Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Carmen)
Michael Fabiano (Don José)
Elsa Dreisig (Micaëla)
Michael Todd Simpson (Escamillo)
Gabrielle Philiponet (Frasquita)
Virginie Verrez (Mercédès)
Christian Helmer (Zuniga)
Pierre Doyen (Moralès)
Guillaume Andrieux (Le Dancaïre)
Mathias Vidal (Le Remendado)

Libretto: French/German (html) Italian (pdf), French/English (html) – since the therapy set-up has the dialoges rewritten by Tcherniakov, this may only be helpful for the musical numbers.

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 Met “Rosenkavalier” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” from New York/Met (2017), staged by Robert Carsen and with Sebastian Weigele conducting the Met Orchestra.

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