White Skirt Wednesday: Give That Woman A Cigar

[Strasbourg is indeed looking very lovely this time of year. – Raffaela Milanesi (Giunone) and Vivica Genaux (Diana) in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017.]

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Through Geschwitz’s Lorgnette: Cavalli cont’d

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[‘Heteronormativity: you’re doing it wrong’, and some more elaborate thoughts on the performance of La Cappella Mediterranea’s Teatro dei Sensi, featuring Mariana Flores and Giuseppina Bridelli, Venice 2015 (in the Sala Superiore of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco – so it’s not quite a church, but it is a confraternity building and this hall has an altar (and Tintoretto works because Venice isn’t kidding around))]

No, I’m not over this concert anytime soon. And I’ve been trying to pinpoint why.

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Pur ti stringo: a cross-cast detox

[Have you had enough hipster beards and enough cis-cast soup in your opera for today? Fear not, Early Music is coming to your rescue. – Mariana Flores & Giuseppina Bridelli vocally reenacting the First Abduction of Helen of Troy (no Paris here yet, just Menelao. In drag. It’s Cavalli. It’s complicated.) Also aboard: the Cappella Mediterranea and Leonardo García Alarcón]

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