[My phone just melted.
— Deborah Polaski, Vesselina Kasarova and Kiri Te Kanawa at the Mirjam Helin competition, Helsinki 2019. – Seen at https://www.instagram.com/kirionline/, with thanks to Fierce, who alerted me to it (and who, presumably, is now also without a phone)]
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Picked this up at the festival office – good to see that the official cartoon postcard of Kasarova is still going strong!
[It never ceases to amaze me just how many opera drama plots can be resolved happily by suggesting “threesome!” instead of “gruelsome death and heartbreak!” (although in case of Alcina, I guess that should be “foursome”? Where is Bradamante?!): Veronica Cangemi (Morgana), Anja Harteros (Alcina) and Vesselina Kasarova (Ruggiero) in Handel’s “Alcina”, Vienna/Staatsoper 2010.]
On the tenth Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:
One Epic Threesome
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[Why are the White Shirts called White Shirts? Between this and this, I rest my case. – Vesselina Kasarova (Orphée) in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, Munich/BSO 2003. ]
Since work this week didn’t allow to post this for White Shirt Monday, let me make it up to you with an extended version, all courtesy of last week’s “Orphée” liveblog.
Warning: this post is heavy on screencaps. In fact, it consists of little more than copius screencaps. Consult your data plan before proceeding.
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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, staged by Nigel Lower/Amir Hosseinpur and conducted by Ivor Bolton.
Orphée – Vesselina Kasarova
Eurydice – Rosemary Joshua
Amor – Deborah York
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[Stop the clocks, it’s the White Shirt Mothership Performance (well, one of the two, the other one is the 2003 Salzburg Tito) is descending. – Vesselina Kasarova (Orphée) in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, Munich 2003]
Time for another timeless classic: we’re livblogging the Munich 2003 “Orphée” with Kasarova in the lead this upcoming Saturday, April 1st, at 9 p.m. (UTC+2). Bring smelling salts.
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