The Aix “Trionfo” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno” from the Aix-en-Provence festival, starring Sara Mingardo (Disinganno), Sabine Devieilhe (Bellezza), Franco Fagioli (Piacere) and Michael Spyres (Tempo).

Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Le Concert d’Astrée, the staging is by Krzysztof Warlikowski. Further production details can be found on the Aix festival website, the video stream of the production is available through culturebox.

The libretto is available in Italian and German; in English, I could only find the libretto for the 1757 rework (here and here – the overall gist is the same) – if you have a link for the 1707, please add and share.

The Brussels “Mitridate” Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Mozart’s “Mitridate” from La Monnaie Brussels, starring Myrtò Papatanasiu as Sifare and Lenneke Ruiten as Aspasia (because let’s be honest about what we’re here for). The cast ast also includes Michael Spyres (Mitridate), Simona Šaturová (Ismene), David Hansen (Farnace), Sergey Romanovsky (Marzio) and Yves Saelens (Arbate).
Staging by Le Lab, conducting by Christophe Rousset. Full details at La Monnaie; libretto in Italian and English, for those who would like to read along, available here here.

The “Capuleti e Montecchi” White Shirt Extravaganza 2012 – Live Thread

Welcome to the live comment thread for Bellini’s “Capuleti e Montecchi” videostream from Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, starring Vesselina Kasarova as Romeo and Anna Netrebko as Giulietta. Take your seats and adjust your shirt cufflinks, the party starts at 7 p.m. (GMT+1)!

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The “Capuleti e Montecchi” White Shirt Extravaganza 2011- Live Thread

Welcome to the live comment thread for Bellini’s “Capuleti e Montecchi” from Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, sadly not starring Vesselina Kasarova as Romeo, but giving us a chance to listen to up-and-coming mezzo Tara Erraught wearing those boots. Eri Nakamura stars as Juliet, revisiting an part that already got her rave reviews in Covent Garden in 2009.

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