The Spoleto “Ariodante” (2007) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Ariodante” from Spoleto (2007).

Since, clearly, we haven’t yet outmaxed our “Ariodante” quote for this spring (Haller! DiDonato! Coote!), we’re adding Hallenberg to our liveblog list, in a staging by John Pascoe and with Il Complesso Barocco under Alan Curtis.

Cast List:
Ann Hallenberg (Ariodante)
Laura Cherici (Ginevra)
Marta Vandoni Iorio (Dalinda)
Mary-Ellen Nesi (Polinesso)
Zachary Stains (Lurcanio)
Carlo Lepore (King of Scotland)
Vittorio Prato (Odoardo)

Libretto: Italian (pdf).

The Schwetzingen “Poppea” (2017) impromptu Liveblogging Thread

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Now live from Schwetzingen on ARTE: Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” with La Venexiana.

(Spontaneous liveblog, after all.)

Cast List:
Giuseppina Bridelli – Nerone
Emanuela Galli – Poppea
Xenia Mejers – Ottavia
Filippo Mineccia – Ottone
Salvo Vitale – Seneca
Luca Dordolo – Lucano
Alberto Allegrezza – Arnalta
Alessio Tosi – Nutrice
Vittoria Giacobazzi – Virtù & Damigella
Lucia Cortese – Amore & Valletto
Riccardo Pisani – Soldato & Liberto
Silvia Rosati – Fortuna & Drusilla
Sophia Patsi – Cori
Massimo Altieri – Soldato, coro familiari
Davide Benetti – Mercurio & Littore

La Venexiana
Davide Pozzi – Harpsichord, Conducting

The Carnegie Hall “Ariodante” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Agrippina”, live from Carnegie Hall, NY, conducted by Harry Bicket.

Cast Listing:
Ariodante – Joyce DiDonato
Ginevra – Christiane Karg
Polinesso – Sonia Prina
Dalinda – Mary Bevan
King – Matthew Brook
Lurcanio – David Portillo
Odoardo – Tyson Miller

The concert is  livestreamed on medici.tv.

Libretto: Italian (pdf). There does not seem to be an English version around? Odd.

The Stuttgart 1999 “Alcina” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Alcina”, staged by Jossi Wieler & Sergio Morabito and conducted by Alan Hacker.

Cast Listing:

Alcina – Catherine Naglestad
Ruggiero – Alice Coote
Bradamante – Helene Schneiderman
Morgana – Catrona Smith
Oberto – Claudia Mahnke
Oronte – Rolf Romei
Melisso – Michael Ebbecke

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The Munich 2003 “Orphée” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, staged by Nigel Lower/Amir Hosseinpur and conducted by Ivor Bolton.

Cast Listing:

Orphée – Vesselina Kasarova
Eurydice – Rosemary Joshua
Amor – Deborah York

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The Madrid 2017 “Rodelinda” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the impromptu White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Rodelinda” (Madrid 2017), staged by Claus Guth and conducted by Ivor Bolton.

Cast Listing:

Rodelinda – Lucy Crowe
Bertarido – Bejun Mehta
Grimoaldo – Jeremy Ovenden
Eduige – Sonia Prina
Unulfo – Lawrence Zazzo
Garibaldo – Umberto Chiummo

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