Production Alert: Lamb Chops

[Arms to slay the bad cop? Check. – Laurent Naouri (Scarpia) and Myrtò Papatanasiu (Tosca) in rehearsal for La Monnaie’s new production of Puccini’s “Tosca”, Brussels 2021. – Photo Credit: Hugo Segers for La Monnaie]

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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.]

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White Shirt Monday: Lapel This

[Chaos on Capitol Hill is only ever acceptable if it’s musical at its core, with Mozart and a mezzo, followed by swift investigations and the murder soprano finally giving up the plot. – Nian Wang (Sesto) and choir in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Oldenburg 2019. – Photo Credit: Stephan Walzl for Staatstheater Oldenburg]

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White Shirt Monday: Mezzo Gold

[As previously stated on Twitter: I was already gay before last night, but thank you, universe, for making sure of it. – Kate Lindsey (Nerone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Vienna/Staatsoper 2021]

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White Shirt Monday: High Five

[We spoke of that one thing that happened five years ago. Now let us talk about that other thing that happened five years ago. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate, rè di Ponto”, Paris/TCE 2016]

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