The Salzburg “Tito” (2017) Liveblogging Thread


Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Clemenza di Tito: Remix” from Salzburg (2017), conducted by Teodor Currentzis and staged by Peter Sellars.

Cast List:

Tito – Russell Thomas
Vitellia – Golda Schultz
Sesto – Marianne Crébassa
Annio – Jeanine de Bique
Servilia – Christina Gansch
Publio –
Willard White

Libretto: English (html), Italian (pdf).

Upcoming Liveblog: the Salzburg “Tito” (2017) on Saturday


[I swear I have seen this exact same scene play out in more than one club in my twenties, only that no one ever managed to wear that vest/shirt combo quite as stylishly (also, I definitely owned the utility jeans on the left, in my twenties and, yes, I did wear them to go dancing).
– Jeanine de Bique is having the best shoe style in the business, or Reasons To Watch The Salzburg “Clemenza” in this summer of Titos. – Christina Gansch (Servilia), Marianne Crébassa (Sesto) and Jeanine de Bique (Annio) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito” as staged by Peter Sellars, Salzburg 2017. – Photo Credit: Ruth Walz/Salzburger Festspiele ]

Since we still haven’t maxed out on “Tito” (or on “Ariodante”), from Glyndebourne it is onto Salzburg this Saturday, Sept. 2nd, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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The Glyndebourne “Tito” (2017) Liveblogging Thread


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 Amsterdam 2016 “Le nozze di Figaro” Liveblogging Thread


Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Figaro” from Dutch National Opera Amsterdam (2016), staged by David Bösch and under the baton of Ivor Bolton who conducts the NEtherlands Chamber Orchestra.

The cast sports Eleonora Buratto as Countess, Christiane Karg as Susanne, Marianne Crébassa as Cherubino, Stéphane Degout as Count, Alex Exposito as Figaro, Katharine Goeldne as Marcellina, Louise Kemeny as Barbarina, Umberto Chiummo as Bartolo, Krystian Adam as Basilio, Jeroen de Vaal as Don Curzio and Matteo Peirone as Antonio.

The production is available via ARTE and via The Opera Platform, the production info is linked above. The libretto in Italian, English or German can be found here (space to swoon at Crébassa as Monocherubino Bleu can be found below this this post).

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Liveblogging DNO’s “Figaro” tonight

[4 hours to go… Time to iron your white shirts, Ladies, Gents & Genderqueers! – Christiane Karg (Susanna) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Amsterdam 2016]

Am I picking favorites already? Why, I would never… !

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Liveblogging: Mozart’s “Figaro” from Amsterdam (2016) on Sept. 30th

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[…just as an inexplicable desire makes us keep talking about opera. We get you, Cherubino. Though I am not sure how many of us would still command coherent speech in that situation? – Clearly a pro: Marianne Crébassa (Cherubino) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Amsterdam 2016]

Closing out this year’s liveblog summer festival (though there will be single events throughout autumn – at the moment, it looks like “Semiramide” might go down on Oct 8th) is the new “Nozze di Figaro” from Amsterdam in the David Bösch staging, available as of today as a stream on demand on ARTE. Our watching event with running commentary will happen this Friday, Sept. 30th, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2) – on Amsterdam time. Everyone interested in commenting or reading along is, as always, invited to do so.

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