The Salzburg “Tito” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Clemenza di Tito: Remix” from Salzburg (2017), conducted by Teodor Currentzis and staged by Peter Sellars.

Cast List:

Tito – Russell Thomas
Vitellia – Golda Schultz
Sesto – Marianne Crébassa
Annio – Jeanine de Bique
Servilia – Christina Gansch
Publio –
Willard White

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

White Shirt Monday: Out Of The Blue

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 [While, these days, Anna Bonitatibus is singing her last staged Cherubino at the Liceu and retires a much-beloved part in a much-beloved interpretation, the Circle of Mezzo Life comforts in that it continues (cue ‘Lion King’): Marianne Crébassa has,  after the Bösch take depicted above, already added yet another Cherubino to her growing chain of broken Countess hearts. Or however you want to conceptualize that. – Marianne Crébassa (Cherubino) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” as staged by David Bösch, Amsterdam 2016]

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The Amsterdam 2016 “Le nozze di Figaro” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Figaro” from Dutch National Opera Amsterdam (2016), staged by David Bösch and under the baton of Ivor Bolton who conducts the NEtherlands Chamber Orchestra.

The cast sports Eleonora Buratto as Countess, Christiane Karg as Susanne, Marianne Crébassa as Cherubino, Stéphane Degout as Count, Alex Exposito as Figaro, Katharine Goeldne as Marcellina, Louise Kemeny as Barbarina, Umberto Chiummo as Bartolo, Krystian Adam as Basilio, Jeroen de Vaal as Don Curzio and Matteo Peirone as Antonio.

The production is available via ARTE and via The Opera Platform, the production info is linked above. The libretto in Italian, English or German can be found here (space to swoon at Crébassa as Monocherubino Bleu can be found below this this post).

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