Okay, White Shirts.

Proposal: more mezzo/contralto concert travels, more excursions to obscure Italian/French/etc… festivals, more traveling to places of “Can I even rent a car around there?”/”Is there even a train station?” to champion excellent singing.

White Shirt Monday: Chaised

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[“LĂ€sst man in einer Dame Schlafzimmer seinen Degen herumliegen? hat er keine besseren Gepflogenheiten?” – “Wenn Ihr zu dumm ist, wie ich mich benehm…”
Oh no, wait. Wrong opera. Or is it? – Agneta Eichenholz (Vitellia) and Anna Goryachova (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Ghent & Antwerp 2018. – Photo Credit: Opera Vlaanderen]

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White Shirt Monday: Benched

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[Whoever can bench whom in this serpentinata is up to you. Bets? – Agneta Eichenholz (Vitellia) and Anna Goryachova (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Ghent & Antwerp 2018. – Photo Credit: Opera Vlaanderen]

Despite this being a Hampe staging (I know, I know – the land before time), this seems to be the Bench Of Trouser Action Despite Tritely Pinted Ornaments:

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[Agneta Eichenholz (Vitellia) and Anna Goryachova (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Ghent & Antwerp 2018. – Photo Credit: Opera Vlaanderen]

I am applauding the Bench commitment of the intern in charge of choosing the production stills to be displayed:

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[Appreciating Goryachova in a late Empire uniform and tiara’d Eichenholz in an Empire Waist: a punishable clrime? – Agneta Eichenholz (Vitellia) and Anna Goryachova (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Ghent & Antwerp 2018. – Photo Credit: Opera Vlaanderen]