Upcoming Liveblog: Haydn’s “Mondo della Luna” (2014) this Saturday

[How High The Moon? – Giuseppina Bridelli (Ernesto) in Haydn’s “Il mondo nella luna”, Monte Carlo 2014]

Since both of Saturday’s livestreams (“Autumn Sonata” with von Otter from Helsinki, “Lucio Silla” with Petibon from Madrid) are on a little too early for our schedules, we’re instead taking the trouser route and set up a little trip to the moon with up-and-coming mezzo Giuseppina Bridelli – so it’ll be “Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna” this Saturday, Sept. 23rd, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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Upcoming Liveblog: Handel’s “Serse” (Dresden 2000) on Sunday


[#KlingonOpera (it is  the high foreheads, I swear) –  Paula Rasmussen (Serse) and Ann Hallenberg (Arsamene) in Handel’s “Serse”, Dresden 2000]

By urgent petition, it is time for a double-mezzo double-trouser bill with Handel’s “Serse”, this Sunday, Sept. 17th, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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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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Upcoming Liveblog: The Glyndebourne “Tito” (2017) on Saturday


[Who else is up for The Alice Coote Show plus some mezzos in pants (and Richard Croft!) on Saturday? Show of hands, please! – Alice Coote (Vitellia) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Glyndebourne 2017.]

We’re liveblogging the Guth/Ticciati production this upcoming Saturday, Aug. 19th, at the hour of 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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Upcoming Liveblog List

It is about time we had a post to collect current White Shirt liveblog plans and future prospects.

(I will attempt to edit the post according to the latest agreements/possible additions)

Wishes in the comments are welcome, though I cannot promise that we will be able to get to everything, neither in the comments, nor on the list (nor, for that matter, in list order), due to time constraints and differing interests (e.g. Zeffirelli “Traviata”: not happening. Unless with Papatanasiu. And even then only with hard liquor at hand).


Liveblogs usually take place Saturdays at 9 p.m. Berlin/Rome time, at irregular intervals.

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Upcoming Liveblog: The Aix Carmen (2017) on Saturday

[Reasons for Carmen to take the tie off the tenor to put it on the pantsuited lady in the background: Let me Count The Ways. Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Carmen), Michael Fabbiano (José) and I really hope that’s Mercédès there in the background, in Tcherniakov’s therapy take on “Carmen”, Aix-en-Provence 2017. – Photo Credit. Festival Aix-en-Provence, and I would have loved to get a more detailed credit, but the Aix production website keep crashing my browser]

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