White Shirt Monday: #MezzosForTheApocalypse 9

[Yes, a slightly rumple white shirt (tie optional) is still the go-to Apocalypse Mezzo Fashion. Bring it on, then. – Anna Bonitatibus (Sesto) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Brussels 2013]

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White Shirt Monday: #MezzosForTheApocalpyse (cont’d)

[First step: Throwdown into pose – Varduhi Abrahamyan (Arsace), off to take on entitled patriarchy in Rossini’s “Semiramide, Pesaro 2019.]

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Concept idea, upon seeing this cover still: make Santuzza a closet case? (and both she and Turridù, who is her ticket out of there, have an affair with Lola?)

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Pyre, Pyre, Hearts on Fire, II

[In Sickle and in Health! – Joyce DiDonato (Adalgisa) and Sondra Radvanovsky (Norma) in Bellini’s “Norma”, New York/Met 2017.]

So… how about a round of “Norma still or Xena episode?”

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White Skirt Wednesday: Classic Cavalli

[The point in conversation where Juno needs a cold drink (and we do, too): Giunone (Raffaella Milanesi) and Calisto (Elena Tsallagova) having a heart-to-heart on sleeping with goddesses in Cavalli’s “La Calisto”, Strasbourg 2017.]

[Yes, screencaps. Consider yourself warned, but then again, why else are you all here?]

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