White Skirt Wednesday: Ino. I know.

[Who needs Jove, anyway? The only guy we need around here is George Frideric. – Nicole Chevalier (Semele), Katarina Bradić (Ino) and Ezgi Kutlu (Juno) in Handel’s “Semele”, as staged by Barrie Kosky, Berlin/KOB 2018. – Photo Credit: the one and only Monika Rittershaus]

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The Turin 2017 “Incoronazione di Dario” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Vivaldi’s “Incoronazione di Dario” from Turin (2017), with Ottavio Dantone conducting and staged by Leo Muscato.

Cast List:
Statira – Sara Mingardo
Argene – Delphine Galou
Dario – Carlo Allemano
Niceno – Riccardo Novaro
Alinda – Roberta Mameli
Oronte – Lucia Cirillo
Arpago – Veronica Cangemi
Flora – Romina Tomasoni
Ghost of Ciro & Oracle of Apollo – Cullen Gandy

Libretto: no such luck, but subtitles on the official DVD! (which is the only source for now; no online availability yet)

 

 

The Ditz and The DVD

It is finally happening – the Mingardo/Galou-led “Incoronazione di Dario” under Dantone is out on DVD and it looks hilarious.

Hello, Anik’s holiday season Wishlist!

(not to self: this will not help with our current case of Mingardo fever. Then again, why would we want help on that front?)

Thank you, Lang, for the alert!

The Turin “Aci” (2009) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Aci, Galatea & Polifemo” from Turin (2017), with Antonio Florio conducting and staged by Davide Livermore.

Cast List:
Sara Mingardo (Galatea)
Luisa Baldinetti (Galatea’s double)
Ruth Rosique (Aci)
Cristina Banchetti (Aci’s double)

Antonio Abete (Polifemo)
Sax Nicosia (Polifemo’s double)

Librettolibretto (1708 version): here in English and Italian, here in German and Italian.