White Shirt Monday: Chain Reaction

[Please cue all possible Prince Valiant/Chain a soprano to this/”You’ve Got Chainmail and it sings better than the tenor, among other things” summer quips and chill the Côtes du Provence rosé while you contemplate the reasons for this smirk: Daniela Pini (Isolier) in Rossini’s “Le Comte Ory”, Malmö 2015 PS. That shirt collar detail, bring … Continue reading “White Shirt Monday: Chain Reaction”

White Shirt Monday: Glitter and Be (Very) Gay

[- just please don’t the try the homicidial maniac thing at home. The golden hair glitter is fine, though. Also: overcoats. – Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Slávka Zámečníková (Poppea) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Vienna/Staatsoper 2021] …

White Shirt Monday: Greener Past(a)ures

[A little more conversation, a little less action, and he might not have died. – A little less conversation, a little more action: that’s what got us into this swooning situation in the first place. – Diana Haller (Tancredi) and Elisa Balbo (Amenaide) in Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Bad Wildbad 2019.] …