[We have been here for 76 weeks, no, we are not running out of steam. – Giuseppina Bridelli, singing “In braccio a mille furie”, from Porpora’s “Semiramide rconosciuta”, Lyon 2017. – Clip with thanks to giuseppina bridelli]
Here, have some rage to dole out at this week. And pack those two punches just after the 1:20 mark because as long as we have mezzo-sopranos (and contraltos. And, fine, the occasional soprano), we have vocal fuel for the resistance.
(As for Bridelli – this is not even what she does best. Find her Cavalli or her Rossi someplace (coughitmightbetherecough) and recharge at large for the weeks and months ahead.)