White Shirt Monday: Summer Pining

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[Lest anyone think I would not still be thinking about this production, or that I would already have used up my screencap folder because Not Even Close. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Patricia Petiboin (Aspasia) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris/TCE 2016.]

I know, this is Winter Mitridate, and the Brussels one is Summer Mitridate, and why can’t I move on, but Summer also has Pine Trees aplenty (at least where I am right now) and I will never get this out of my head, so there.

Also, I’m still waiting for the official Haller “Tancredi” weekend photos from Bad Wildbad to drop (please, bad Wildbad, get a press and website upgrade, I need material!) and I may likely need a few days to compose myself before I van write a coherent WSM entry on it. Not that my WSM entries are necessarily of the composed manner, see above.

21 thoughts on “White Shirt Monday: Summer Pining”

    1. NOW the Monday reviews are in, figures, saving this away for next week, thank you! (Also tempted to put vacation on hold and lay 130€ on the table to catch this because you just know she will sound glorious in this.)


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    2. And hey Wildbad released Barcelona’s Sigismondo, didn’t they? They better release this one, too, I need five copies for research purposes.

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          1. Checking DVD case… Pesaro, too bad, so maybe chances for a release of this one are not high. We would need a friendly insider connection willing to help out truly appreciative fans with inhouse material.

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  1. I think about this production SO OFTEN.

    Any time I’m introducing anyone to opera and trouser roles for the first time, I plot a course towards this production. We start with Cherubino and Octavian, and then do a little side-step into Nerone or The Composer, depending on their developing tastes. Whatever the path, though, ultimately, the goal is to end up here, with this Mitridate, this cast, this staging, and the initial streaming camera work rather than the spliced DVD cut.

    Because everyone should be able to experience this magic at least once.


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