Liveblogging Rossini’s “Semiramide”(Munich 2017) again on Tue/Wed

[Get out the champagne, we are doing this all over again: JoyceDiDonato (Semiramide) and Alex Exposito (Assur) in Rossini’s “Semiramide”, Munich/BSO 2017]

Yes, we only just did this, but since the original livestream had so many hiccups and then some of us were unavailable last weekend when Bayerische Staatsoper kindly made the archived stream available on demand, yet now are unable to wait any longer, we’re hosting a Repeat Double Feature Liveblog of the recent Munich “Semiramide” on Tuesday, Mar. 7th, (pt. 1) and Wednesday, Mar. 8th, (pt. 2), at 9:30 p.m. (UTC+1) each.

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Double Mezzo Alert: Munich streaming “Semiramide” on demand this weekend!

towanda just alerted me to the fact that Bayerische Staatsoper has as taken pity on our in some cases severely hiccuped Sunday night and is offering their “Semiramide” again, once more as a free stream (now on demand), all weekend long.

Exact time window: Sat., 9 a.m. (UTC+1) to Sun., midnight.

White Shirt Monday: Semiramide Problems (BSO Edition)

[When the Trouser Mezzo would go very well with your couch color scheme, but simply won’t take a hint, and other #SemiramideProblems – courtesy of the live broadcast with Daniela Barcellona (Arsace) and Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide) in Rossini’s “Semiramide”, Munich/BSO 2017.]

(Screenshot Extravaganza for all those who couldn’t follow the stream last night due to the technical hiccups, featuring the Chorus of Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, Joyce DiDonato (Semiramide), Daniela Barcellona (Arsace), Alex Esposito (Assur), Lawrence Brownlee (Idreno), Elsa Benoit (Azema) Simone Alberghini (Oroe) and Galeano Salas (Mitrane)).

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The Munich 2017 “Semiramide” Liveblogging Thread


Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini‘s “Semiramide” (2017. Actually LIVE!) from Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, staged by David Alden, with Michele Mariotti conducting.

Cast Listing aka Shortcut Invite to #DoubleMezzoGlory and undignified fangirling:

Semiramide – Joyce DiDonato
Arsace – Daniela Barcellona
Assur – Alex Esposito
Idreno – Lawrence Brownlee
Azema – Elsa Benoit
Oroe – Simone Alberghini
Mitrane – Galeano Salas
The Ghost of Nino – Igor Tsarkov

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