White Skirt IDAHOT

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Singular instance (perhaps not if we staged more Venetian Baroque)? Elena Tsallagova (Calisto) and Vivica Genaux (Diana) on the brink of some love duetting in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017]

It’s May 17th, it’s IDAHOT – International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (and Queerphobia at large). It’s a day to remember that we all have bodies, and that how we read or shape or stage these bodies, how we live our truths in relation to them, and to whom these our bodies react (and how), does not make anybody or any body more valuable or ‘truer’ than the other.

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White Skirt Wednesday: Classic Cavalli

[The point in conversation where Juno needs a cold drink (and we do, too): Giunone (Raffaella Milanesi) and Calisto (Elena Tsallagova) having a heart-to-heart on sleeping with goddesses in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017.]

[Yes, screencaps. Consider yourself warned, but then again, why else are you all here?]

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White Skirt Wednesday: Give That Woman A Cigar

[Strasbourg is indeed looking very lovely this time of year. – Raffaela Milanesi (Giunone) and Vivica Genaux (Diana) in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017.]

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Through Geschwitz’s Lorgnette: Cavalli cont’d

[‘Heteronormativity: you’re doing it wrong’, and some more elaborate thoughts on the performance of La Cappella Mediterranea’s Teatro dei Sensi, featuring Mariana Flores and Giuseppina Bridelli, Venice 2015 (in the Sala Superiore of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco – so it’s not quite a church, but it is a confraternity building and this hall has an altar (and Tintoretto works because Venice isn’t kidding around))]

No, I’m not over this concert anytime soon. And I’ve been trying to pinpoint why.

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The Madrid 2017 “Rodelinda” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the impromptu White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Rodelinda” (Madrid 2017), staged by Claus Guth and conducted by Ivor Bolton.

Cast Listing:

Rodelinda – Lucy Crowe
Bertarido – Bejun Mehta
Grimoaldo – Jeremy Ovenden
Eduige – Sonia Prina
Unulfo – Lawrence Zazzo
Garibaldo – Umberto Chiummo

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