Ceci n’est pas un liveblog

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This is not a liveblog. This is “Dr. T and Anik” watching some clips from their “We always wanted to check this out, remember?”

Featuring: Greek Soprano I and II (but no full Boccanegra because we have limits),  Mingardo (because there should always be Mingardo) and Antonacci.

 

 

 

The Ditz and The DVD

It is finally happening – the Mingardo/Galou-led “Incoronazione di Dario” under Dantone is out on DVD and it looks hilarious.

Hello, Anik’s holiday season Wishlist!

(not to self: this will not help with our current case of Mingardo fever. Then again, why would we want help on that front?)

Thank you, Lang, for the alert!

The Turin “Aci” (2009) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Aci, Galatea & Polifemo” from Turin (2017), with Antonio Florio conducting and staged by Davide Livermore.

Cast List:
Sara Mingardo (Galatea)
Luisa Baldinetti (Galatea’s double)
Ruth Rosique (Aci)
Cristina Banchetti (Aci’s double)

Antonio Abete (Polifemo)
Sax Nicosia (Polifemo’s double)

Librettolibretto (1708 version): here in English and Italian, here in German and Italian.

 

Upcoming Liveblog: Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” on Sunday

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[Sara Mingardo (Galatea), Luisa Baldinetti (also Galatea) in Handel’s “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo”, Turin 2009]

Another weekend, another Handel: Handel’s “Aci” on Sunday, Oct. 22nd, at 9:15 p.m. (UTC+2).

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The Madrid “Tamerlano” (2008) Liveblogging Thread

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Welcome to the White Shirt live comment thread for Handel’s “Tamerlano” from Madrid (2008), with Paul McCreesh conducting and staged by Graham Vick.

Cast List:
Tamerlano –
Monica Bacelli
Asteria – Ingela Bohlin
Andronico – Sara Mingardo
Irene – Jennifer Holloway
Bajazet – Plácido Domingo
Leone – Luigi De Donato

Libretto: Italian (pdf). English/Italian/German/French in booklet format (thanks, eClassical & Naive!)

 

Video Alert: An Aix up our sleeves

 

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[Looks like Tank Top Tuesday ((c) Dorothy Snarker)! – Sabine Devieilhe in Kristof Warlikowski’s staging of Handel’s “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno”, Aix 2016. – Photo Credit: Aix Festival]

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