Production Alert: Lamb Chops

[Arms to slay the bad cop? Check. – Laurent Naouri (Scarpia) and Myrtò Papatanasiu (Tosca) in rehearsal for La Monnaie’s new production of Puccini’s “Tosca”, Brussels 2021. – Photo Credit: Hugo Segers for La Monnaie]

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Liveblogging: Verdi’s “Traviata” from Rennes (2013)


[“So… is she going to die tonight, too? Should we have brought more liquor to battle the romanticised lady-bashing? Oh dear.”
“So what, bring it on. Bring it on. My body is ready.”
“I don’t care, pass me the champagne. – Someone did remember to pack the tissues, right?”
The White Shirts, preparing for a casual Sunday night with the ladies of the Choeur de l’Opéra de Rennes, in Verdi’s “La Traviata”, Rennes 2013.]

While Myrtò Papatanasiu will be starring in “Traviata” in Athens this weekend, we will hold a corresponding event with the 2013 broadcast of “Traviata” from Opéra de Rennes (also starring Papatanasiu because of course) this Sunday, Nov. 20th, at 9 p.m. (UTC+1).

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White Skirt Wednesday: Top Me Off, III


[Top hats are clearly all-gender attire. Count on Gioacchino to bring some headdress ambiguity to the party!
(and I’d like to have a glass of whatever it was the costumer designer was drinking, please, because you haven’t even seen the flamingo get-up yet. In other news, Cage aux folles called and wants their wardrobe back) – Myrtò Papatanasiu as Fiorilla in Rossini’s “Il turco in Italia”, Genoa 2009.]

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