The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2019 (12)

[And, finally, no 12 Days of White Shirt Christmas would be complete without a screencap from this production, which I still have not overcome, but then, why would I want to overcome this level of peak White Shirt pining, when I can just be overcome with it? – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate, rè di Ponto”, Paris/TCE 2016]

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

one supremely pining Prince of Ponto.

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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2019 (11)

[Holding out for a mezzo hero(ine), or something much like it. It’s the Italian outdoors at night, no larks in sight! – Leonor Bonilla (Giulietta) and Raffaella Lupinacci (Romeo) in Vaccaj’s “Giulietta e Romeo”, Martina Franca 2018]

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

one call for the nightingale, and the nightingale only.

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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2019 (10)

[Anyone still hung over from New Year’s Eve? – This guy probably knows their way around an high-end espresso machine (and high-end sopranos): Kathryn Lewek (Ginevra) and Cecilia Bartoli (Ariodante) in Handel’s “Ariodante”, Salzburg 2017]

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

one Southern Italian dude who probably makes a mean espresso (with lots of crema).

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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2019 (9)

[More 2020 goals: more mezzos (and contraltos, and sopranos) in tuxedos, on the opera and concert stages alike! Suit up, it is ging to be a dashing year. – Marianne Crebassa (Orphée) in Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice”, Paris/Opéra Comique 2018]

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

one apparition in a tux who is out to raise the dead.

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