Liveblogging Offenbach’s “Fantasio” on Saturday

[The only version of “Twilight” I’ll ever watch: the one with the mezzo serenading underneath the balcony. #OutMontagued! – Marianne Crébassa (Fantasio) and Marie-Eve Munger (Elsbeth) in Offenbach’s “Fantasio”, Paris/TdC 2017]

The times call for some Offenbach and mezzos in trousers (the again, when do they not?), so this weekend, we’re finally liveblogging the recent “Fantasio” staged by Thomas Jolly at Théâtre du Châtelet, this Saturday, Mar. 25th, at 9 p.m. UTC+1.

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Liveblogging Rossini’s “Tancredi”(Florence 2005) on Saturday

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[A new entry to the Red Shirts research discussion: Daniela Barcellona (Tancredi) in Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Florence 2005. – Photo Credit: since I don’t have my DVD at the office, this shot comes via the folks of operaclick]

Time for another Rossini contralto musico epic – the one that started it all, “Tancredi”! We’re liveblogging a production that also started an ongoing interest in the work of Daniela Barcellona for more than one of us, the 2005 Maggio Musicale take, this upcoming Saturday, Mar. 18th, at the usual hour of 9 p.m. (UTC+1).

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Liveblogging Rossini’s “Semiramide”(Munich 2017) again on Tue/Wed

[Get out the champagne, we are doing this all over again: JoyceDiDonato (Semiramide) and Alex Exposito (Assur) in Rossini’s “Semiramide”, Munich/BSO 2017]

Yes, we only just did this, but since the original livestream had so many hiccups and then some of us were unavailable last weekend when Bayerische Staatsoper kindly made the archived stream available on demand, yet now are unable to wait any longer, we’re hosting a Repeat Double Feature Liveblog of the recent Munich “Semiramide” on Tuesday, Mar. 7th, (pt. 1) and Wednesday, Mar. 8th, (pt. 2), at 9:30 p.m. (UTC+1) each.

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Liveblogging Rossini’s “Semiramide”(Munich 2017) on Sunday


[Imperial Picnic: Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) and Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) in Rossini’s “Semiramide”, Munich/Staatsoper 2017]

Bayerische Staatsoper Munich is livestreaming their Rossini “Semiramide” this upcoming Sunday, Feb. 26th, at 5:00 p.m. (UTC+1).

We’re joining in.

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Liveblogging Dvořák’s “Rusalka”(Brussels 2012) on Saturday

[Feeling up for some hardcore regie (and GSS) this weekend? Get in, white shirts, we’re going Herheim (and we’ll spend good Monnaie on it)! – Clip with thanks to Oceano Mare]

Time for some 19th century this weekend with Dvořák’s “Rusalka”  in the 2012 retake (later issued on DVD) of Stefan Herheim’s classic production – liveblog on Saturday, Feb. 18th, at the customary hour of 9p.m. (UTC+1).

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