White Shirt Monday: das weiß niemand / das ahnt keiner

[Things that will never get old, even if Marie-Theres’ is in a funk today: mezzos in tanktops. – Samantha Hankey (Octavian) in Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”, Munich/Staatsoper 2021]

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White Shirt Monday: Thisbians

[A clear case of stonewalling, as if it were indeed Pyramus and Thisbe (not sure about the lion in this scenario, though): Jessica Pratt (Zenobia) and Lena Belkina (Arsace) in Rossini’s “Aureliano in Palmira”, Pesaro 2013. – Photo Credit. Rossini Festival Pesaro]

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Video Alert: “Argippo” at FEMAS Sevilla

[A moment in the livestream last night. – Delphine Galou (Zanaida) and Giuseppina Bridelli (Silvero) in Vivaldi’s “Argippo”, Sevilla 2021]

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White Shirt Monday: Let Me Hold Your Hand

[If “Non so più” leads to handholding, there is at least one bit of knowledge gained. – Patricia Nolz (Cherubino) and Giulia Semenzato /Susanna) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Vienna/TADW 2020]

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White Shirt Monday: Orphic Bi Blues

[It happened! Jamie Barton trouser-roled on the Met stage and you all knew that this particular White Shirt Monday was coming. – Jamie Barton (Orfeo) in Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”, New York/MEt 2019. – Photo Credit, Metropolitan Opera/Ken Howard (?)]

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White Shirt Monday: …weil dir die Hände den Dienst nicht tun.

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[Not really a case of Mein lieber Hippolyte, but rather one of wo Sie mich da hat – oh, look, a chaise, must be “Alcina”. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Alcina) and Mary-Ellen Nesi (Ruggiero) in Handel’s “Alcina”, Athens/Epidaurus Festival 2019. – Photo Credit: Thomas Daskalakis /ndp]

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