Upcoming Liveblog: The Paris “Cenerentola” (2017) on Saturday

[Ready for breaking the cage of patriarchy and class oppression over a favorite contralto in skirts? – Teresa Iervolino (Angelina) in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, Paris 2017.]

Rossini and Iervolino (side note: clear your travel schedules for her Arsace in Venice, Oct. 2018!) to close out regular liveblog season (we will resume in late July with the summer festival lore): See you this upcoming Saturday, July 1st, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2) for “La Cenerentola” from Opéra de Paris, given this past month.

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White Skirt Wednesday: Contralto Liveblog upcoming?

cenerentola_iervolino.jpg[It seems that Culturebox still loves us, since the Iervolino “Cenerentola” from Paris will be available on demand “soon” according to their treasure trove of a website – contraltos and Cinderella class discussion for a night in, anyone?]

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Upcoming Liveblog: “Ariodante” (Barcelona 2006) tomorrow


[No, we clearly still haven’t maxed out on possible “Ariodantes” this year. Also, no sign of tiring of Sara Mingardo. #ItalianContraltoSyndrome – Sara Mingardo (Polinesso) in Handel’s “Ariodante”, Barcelona 2006]

Yes, it’s the puppet version. Comment discourse on how Bretchian alienation from immediate emotional immersion can allow you to connect to a work on a different and possibly deeper level included. Liveblog of this “Ariodante” tomorrow, Saturday, June 17th, at 9 p.m. (GMT+2).

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Upcoming Liveblog: “L’incoronazione di Poppea” (Salamanca 2006) on Saturday

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[“And I look for contralto Ottones! And I come up empty-handed!” – Well, not this time: Sara Mingardo (Ottone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Salamanca 2017.]

“Poppea” again! This time the Alessandrini-conducted take from Salamanca, 2006, also knows as the “contralto Ottone in fatigues” production, to be live-blogged this upcoming Saturday, June 10th, at the customary hour of 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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Upcoming Liveblog: the Met “Rosenkavalier” (2017) on Saturday


[Fancy a cup of chocolate on Saturday night? – Elina Garanča (Octavian) and Renée Fleming (Marschallin) in Strauss’ “Rosenkavalier”, New York/MET 2017. – Photo Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times]

It’s time to get down to Vienna and boudoir it in style: “Rosenkavalier” liveblog this upcoming Saturday, June 3nd, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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