The Paris 2017 “Fantasio” Liveblogging Thread


Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Offenbach’s “Fantasio” (Paris/TdC 2017), staged by Thomas Jolly and conducted by Laurent Campellone.

Cast Listing:

Fantasio – Marianne Crébassa
King of Bavaria – Franck Leguérinel
Princess Elsbeth – Marie-Eve Munger
Prince of Mantua – Sébastien Bou
Marinoni – Loïc Félix
Flamel – Alix Le Saux
Sparck – Philippe Estèphe
Facio – Enguerrand de Hys
Max – Kévin Amiel
Hartmann – Flannan Obé
Rutten/Taylor/Swiss Guard – Bruno Bayeux

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White Shirt Monday: Mezzo Fantasy

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[Monday face? Oh please, Fantasio, your yellow hairpiece is a lot more in good taste than its brainslug counterpart on 45. – Marianne Crébassa (Fantasio) and chorus in Offenbach’s “Fantasio”, Paris/TdC 2017 – Photo Credit: Pierre Grobois/Opéra comique]

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The Florence 2005 “Tancredi” Liveblogging Thread


Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini‘s “Tancredi” (Florence 2005), staged by well you do not need to concern yourself with that, Barcellona sings the lead Pier Luigi Pizzi and with Riccardo Frizza conducting.

Cast Listing:

Tancredi – Daniela Barcellona
Amenaide – Darina Takova
Argirio – Raúl Giménez
Orbazzano – Marco Spotti
Isaura – Barbara di Castri
Roggiero – Nicola Marchesini

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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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