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

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[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

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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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