The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2017 (10)

[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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White Shirt Mothership


[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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The Munich 2003 “Orphée” Liveblogging Thread


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.

Cast Listing:

Orphée – Vesselina Kasarova
Eurydice – Rosemary Joshua
Amor – Deborah York

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Liveblogging Gluck’s “Orphée” (Munich 2003) on Saturday

WSM VK Orphee 170912

[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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