Upcoming Liveblog: Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” on Sunday


[Sara Mingardo (Galatea), Luisa Baldinetti (also Galatea) in Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo”, Turin 2009]

Another weekend, another Handel: Handel’s “Aci” on Sunday, Oct. 22nd, at 9:15 p.m. (UTC+2).

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The Paris “Cenerentola” (2017) Liveblogging Thread


Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” from Prais (2017), conducted by Ottavio Dantone and staged by Guillaume Gallienne.

Cast List:

Angelina – Teresa Iervolino
Don Ramiro –
Juan José De León
Dandini – Alessio Arduini
Don Magnifico – Maurizio Muraro
Clorinda – Chiara Skerath
Tisbe – Isabelle Druet
Alidoro – Roberto Tagliavini

Libretto: German, Italian (html) Italian (pdf), Ye Olde English/Italian (image view)

Upcoming Liveblog: The Paris “Cenerentola” (2017) on Saturday

[Ready for breaking the cage of patriarchy and class oppression over a favorite contralto in skirts? – Teresa Iervolino (Angelina) in Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”, Paris 2017.]

Rossini and Iervolino (side note: clear your travel schedules for her Arsace in Venice, Oct. 2018!) to close out regular liveblog season (we will resume in late July with the summer festival lore): See you this upcoming Saturday, July 1st, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2) for “La Cenerentola” from Opéra de Paris, given this past month.

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Dec. 1st! – World Aids Day

[Teresa Iervolino with “Nacqui al’affanno” from Rossini’s “Cenerentola”, Berlin  2016 – Clip framed and provided by Oberfranke]

It’s December 1st, which means I finally get to post clips from the Aids Gala Berlin (which already took place on Nov. 5th, but who’s counting) as a virtual red ribbon to commemorate the day.

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Speranza, unico bene degli afflitti mortali: Delphine Galou in “Orfeo”

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[Hands up, how many tickets to this do you want?! – Delphine Galou (Speranza/Proserpina), rehearsing with Robert Carsen for the current Monteverdi “Orfeo” in Lausanne, Lausanne 2016 – Photo Credit: the official Galou FB fanpage]

The show is still running tonight (Oct. 5th), plus on the 7th, 9th and 12t of October at the Opéra de Lausanne.

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