The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2017 (9)

[Moving from Mingardo Year 2017 to Mingardo Year 2018, no matter the headdresses (or anything else, really. I hope someone remembered to bring the smelling salts): Sara Mingardo (Andronico) in Handel’s “Tamerlano”, Madrid 2009.]

On the ninth Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:

One Heartbreaking Italian Contralto



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Ceci n’est pas un liveblog


This is not a liveblog. This is “Dr. T and Anik” watching some clips from their “We always wanted to check this out, remember?”

Featuring: Greek Soprano I and II (but no full Boccanegra because we have limits),  Mingardo (because there should always be Mingardo) and Antonacci.




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)