The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2020 (9)

[It may be winter and lockdown and a time without live theatre in the halls, but no one said we couldn’t be dramatically good-looking while brooding in the dark. – Taking a page from Diana Haller (Tancredi) in Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Bad Wildbad 2019]

On the ninth Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:

one supremely sulking Syracusean.






…one alternative ending to “Fidelio”:

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Amanda Forsythe (Marzelline) and Lise Davidsen (Leonore) in Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, London/ROH 2020

…one reminder that Mezzos Are The Champions:

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Teresa Iervolino (Rinaldo) in Handel’s/Leo’s Naples “RInaldo”, Martina Franca/Festival Valle d’Itria 2018)

…one horny homeboy:

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Kate Lindsey (Nerone) in Handel’s “Agrippina”, New York/Met 2020

…one magical romance:

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Maria Kataeva  (Ruggiero) and Jacquelyn Wagner (Alcina) in Handel’s “Alcina, Düsseldorf 2020

…one nightly embrace under the pine trees:

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Patricia Nolz (Cherubino) and Cristina Pasaroiu (Countess) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Vienna/TADW 2020

…one knight ready to lend a hand:

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Daniela Sindram (Octavian) and Erin Morley (Sophie) in Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”, Vienna/State Opera 2020

…one Cretan serpentinata:

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Aya Wakizono (Idamante) and Carmela Remigio (Ilia) in Mozart’s “Idomeneo”, Palermo 2019

…and one shirt-sleeved Emperor’s true groove.

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Sonia Prina (Ottone) in Vivaldi’s “Ottone in villa”, Venice/La Fenice 2020

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