White Shirt Monday: Mitridate III

[It’s late February. Even on stage, there is not enough sun or even daylight. But then again, there is this instead. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Patrica Petibon (Aspasia) in Mozart’s “Mitridate, re di ponto”, Paris/TCE 2016.]

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WordPress has kindly brought to my attention that I started this blog today, ten years ago.

Also, it’s February, which would mean Mitriversary II. Since there was no time for a screenshot-leisure-liveblog like last year, I organized a condensed version:

[“What do you mean, there was no time for a liveblog?!” – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare), Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]

Happy Anniversary, on all counts.

The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2017 (3)

[Because it wouldn’t be Twelve White Shirts of Christmas without the Pining Prince of Ponto (no, I am still not over this show): Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris/TCE 2016.]

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

One Forever Pining Prince of Ponto



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…and they didn’t even have the non-glossed version without the sound being laundry-softened into oblivion to vote on.

Blog Restoration – Done! (mostly)

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The blog restoration – caused by F*ckbucket changing their 3rd party hosting policy earler this summer – has now been largely finished (I have stopped counting the hours I’ve had to put into it), including the picture-heavy comment thread of Mitriversary The First (I am already looking forward to the second). And these photos above aren’t even a fifth of the caps involved in that thread.

There are only bits and pieces missing now in photo links, mostly the occasional screencap in a comment. You’re welcome to point any such incidents out to me, and I will fix them.

I have also repaired the entirety of the cap-heavy Marina/Esther posts, including the episode screenshot collections and the Against The Withdrawals “fotonovelas”. Turns out that with the layout change, the caps are now twice the size for your perusal in displaying.

Happy (and hopefully unperturbed) reading!