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).

Upcoming Liveblog: “Ariodante” again tonight!

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[Bring on a date: flowers, sword, epaulets. Seems to work like a charm. – Marta Vandoni Iorio (Dalinda) and Mary-Ellen Nesi (Polinesso) in Handel’s “Ariodante”, Spoleto 2007. – Photo Credit:  Francis Menotti Archive/Giulio Marocchi]

No, it’s still not enough “Ariodante”. Short-notice (though we’ve had this one on the list for a whilte) meet-up for a liveblog of the 2007 Spoleto production with Hallenberg and Nesi tonight, May 18th, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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