White Skirt Wednesday: Gravitational Pull

[All I want for Christmas is another “Tito” to analyze with the White Shirts. Wrapped with a bow – which seems to be au par with this Vitellia’s schemes. – Amanda Majeski (Vitellia) and Stéphanie d’Oustrac (Sesto) in Mozatrt’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Paris/ONP 2017]

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Upcoming Liveblog: Handel’s “Tamerlano” (2008) this Friday

[The original “La ci darem la mano”? Or a more interesting version of “Così fan tutte” where the fiancés undergo a gendered body swap? – Ingela Bohlin (Asteria) and Monica Bacelli (Tamerlano) in Handel’s “Tamerlano”, Madrid 2008. – Photo Credit: Javier del Real/Teatro Real]

Time for the Madrid “Tamerlano” this Friday, Oct. 6th, at 9 p.m. UTC+2.

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Mezzo Party: Trouser Roles For Everyone

[That is actually what is says: Trousers Roles For Everyone. Diversity First! It’s a poster for a fictional party called “The Mezzos”, and it features Karolina Gumos of Komische Oper Berlin. – You have my vote, MEZ! ❤ – Photo Credit: Komische Oper Berlin/Facebook Page]

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The Dresden “Serse” (2000) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Serse” from Dresden (2000), conducted by Christophe Rousset and staged by Philip Behrens.

Cast List:
Paula Rasmussen – Serse
Ann Hallenberg – Arsamene
Patricia Bardon – Amastre
Marcello Lippi – Ariodate
Isabel Bayrakdarian – Romilda
Sandrine Piau – Atalanta
Matteo Peirone – Elviro

Libretto: Italian (pdf), Italian & English (pdf).

 

I have no idea what is going on here but I am all for it

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So… Anna Bonitatibus has a new website?

The current cover graphic of which is announing a concert tour/CD release for Oct. 2017, with something-something trouser repertory? Maybe? (define ‘en travesti’. plus: rainbows!) Either way: sign me up.

Also, uncasual reminder that #Silla2018 starts in October 2017 already, and we’re going to liveblog the living, dead and immortal daylights out of that Kratzer production for La Monnaie, and Bonitatibus’ Cecilio – on ARTE Concert Nov. 9th, on Monnaie streaming Dec. 5th to 25th.

 

Upcoming Liveblog: Handel’s “Serse” (Dresden 2000) on Sunday

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[#KlingonOpera (it is  the high foreheads, I swear) –  Paula Rasmussen (Serse) and Ann Hallenberg (Arsamene) in Handel’s “Serse”, Dresden 2000]

By urgent petition, it is time for a double-mezzo double-trouser bill with Handel’s “Serse”, this Sunday, Sept. 17th, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2).

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