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).

 

The Met “Rosenkavalier” (2017) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Richard Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” from New York/Met (2017), staged by Robert Carsen and with Sebastian Weigele conducting the Met Orchestra.

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The Schwetzingen “Poppea” (2017) Liveblogging Thread (2.0)

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea” from Schwetzingen (2017).

Since the spontaneous liveblog of this three weeks ago wasn’t quite as exhaustive as it could have been: once more, enjoy La Venexiana under Davide Pozzi and their cast in a sketched staging of “Bring your own costume and go for it”.

Cast List:
Giuseppina Bridelli – Nerone
Emanuela Galli – Poppea
Xenia Mejers – Ottavia
Filippo Mineccia – Ottone
Salvo Vitale – Seneca
Luca Dordolo – Lucano
Alberto Allegrezza – Arnalta
Alessio Tosi – Nutrice
Vittoria Giacobazzi – Virtù & Damigella
Lucia Cortese – Amore & Valletto
Riccardo Pisani – Soldato & Liberto
Silvia Rosati – Fortuna & Drusilla
Sophia Patsi – Cori
Massimo Altieri – Soldato, coro familiari
Davide Benetti – Mercurio & Littore

Libretto: Italian (pdf), Italian/English (pdf))

Liveblog Forecast: Candy Shop

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[Someone should perhaps tell the Countess that reading glasses *are* a very attractive sight? – Elenora Buratto (Countess), Christiane Karg (I presume) (Susanna), Marianne Crébassa (Cherubino) in David Bösch’s recent reading of Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Amsterdam 2016. – Photo Credit: none other than White Shirt favorite Monika Rittershaus]

“…as if the opera’s subtitle were ‘Puffed-Up Dunderheads and the Women Who Love Them'”: Jenny Camilleri’s review for bachtrack is a delightful read (also, an exercise in artful employ of culinary adjectives, which is already half the fun).

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