The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2020 (11)

[A fierce Orfeo in coveralls flying across the stage? La Fura dels Baus clearly had my number back in 2011. – Anita Rachvelishvili (Orfeo) and Maite Alberola (Euridice) in Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”, Castell de Peralada 2011]

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

one Orpheus from Outer Space.






…one artfully lit declaration:

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Raffaella Milanesi (Cherubino) and Judith van Wanroij (Countess) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Liège 2018

…one supremely sulking Syracusean:

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Diana Haller (Tancredi) in Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Bad Wildbad 2019

…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 date in the dark 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

3 thoughts on “The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2020 (11)”

    1. This is the Twelfth Night cruise of Olivia in Violet coveralls approaching a Cesari(o)an Veni, vidi, vici.



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