White Shirt Monday: Aquatic Disney Medley

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[Clearly, it’s “Under The Sea” vs. “Kiss The Girl” here. When will someone have the guts to make the seamonster a giant matchmaking crab? – Either way, Idamante (Michèle Losier) and Ilia (Julia Kleiter) seem to have worked it out in their own in La Scala’s current “Idomeneo”, Milan 2019.]

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White Shirt Monday: Sneaker Swagger

[WHY are we not at Valle d’Itria right now, dear White Shirts? Because obviously, we should be. – Carmela Remigio (Armida) and Teresa Iervolino (Rinaldo) in Handel’s “Rinaldo”, Martina Franca/Valle d’Itria 2018. – Photo Credit: Festival Valle d’Itria, via Il corriere del Mezzogiorno]

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White Shirt Monday: Benched

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[Whoever can bench whom in this serpentinata is up to you. Bets? – Agneta Eichenholz (Vitellia) and Anna Goryachova (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Ghent & Antwerp 2018. – Photo Credit: Opera Vlaanderen]

Despite this being a Hampe staging (I know, I know – the land before time), this seems to be the Bench Of Trouser Action Despite Tritely Pinted Ornaments:

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[Agneta Eichenholz (Vitellia) and Anna Goryachova (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Ghent & Antwerp 2018. – Photo Credit: Opera Vlaanderen]

I am applauding the Bench commitment of the intern in charge of choosing the production stills to be displayed:

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[Appreciating Goryachova in a late Empire uniform and tiara’d Eichenholz in an Empire Waist: a punishable clrime? – Agneta Eichenholz (Vitellia) and Anna Goryachova (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Ghent & Antwerp 2018. – Photo Credit: Opera Vlaanderen]

White Shirt Monday: Black Tie Affair

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[“Soo…. shots?” – Yes, JDF. Rhe answer is always YES when this Orsini asks you. – Juan Diego Flórez (Gennaro) and Teresa Iervolino (Maffio Orsini) in Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia”, Munich/Staatsoper 2018. – Photo Creidt: Wilfried Hösl]

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Video Alert: Shoulders, Scowl, Swagger

Look what Culturebox just brought back! (I hope it isn’t geoblocked)

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