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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The Schwetzingen “Poppea” (2017) Liveblogging Thread (2.0)

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” from Schwetzingen (2017).

Since the spontaneous liveblog of this three weeks ago wasn’t quite as exhaustive as it could have been: once more, enjoy La Venexiana under Davide Pozzi and their cast in a sketched staging of “Bring your own costume and go for it”.

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

Libretto: Italian (pdf), Italian/English (pdf))

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