The Barcelona “Ariodante” (2006) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Ariodante” from Barcelona (2006), with the Liceu Orchestra under Harry Bicket, staged by  Achim Freyer.

Cast List:

Ariodante – Vesselina Kasarova
Ginevra – Ofelia Sala
Polinesso – Sara Mingardo
Dalinda – Elena de la Merced
Lurcanio – Steve Davislim
The King of Scotland – Denis Sedov
Odoardo – Marc Canturri

Libretto: Italian (pdf).

White Shirt Monday: Spirit of the Fauxhawk

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[Who says all the great Drag King Hair Action is only happening in “Ariodante” productions? Andrew Owens (Tito) and Gaia Petrone (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Vienna/TADW Kammeroper 2014. – Photo Credit: TADW Yearbook 2014, p. 111]

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The Salamanca “Poppea” (2006) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” from Salamanca (2006), staged (?) and conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini.

Cast List:

Fortuna: Monica Piccinini
Virtù: Eleonora Contucci
Amore: Anna Simboli
Ottavia: Raffaela Milanesi
Poppea: Laura Polverelli
Nerone: Stefano Ferrari
Ottone: Sara Mingardo
Drusilla: Roberta Invernizzi
Seneca: Antonio Abete
Arnalta: Martin Oro
Nutrice: Pino De Vittorio
Lucano: Luca Dordolo
First Soldier: Luca Dordolo
Second Soldier: Furio Zanasi
Valletto: Monica Piccinini
Damigella: Eleonora Contucci
Mercurio: Sergio Foresti
Seneca’s Students: Daniele Zanfardino, Luca Dordolo, Sergio Foresti
Liberto: Furio Zanasi

Libretto: Italian (pdf), Italian/English (pdf))

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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The Met “Rosenkavalier” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” from New York/Met (2017), staged by Robert Carsen and with Sebastian Weigele conducting the Met Orchestra.

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