[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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[We spoke of that one thing that happened five years ago. Now let us talk about that other thing that happened five years ago. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate, rè di Ponto”, Paris/TCE 2016]
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[This month, it has been five years since this (and five years and three months since the other one) and I have not forgotten about it. – Lenneke Ruiten (Aspasia), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Simona Šaturová (Ismene) in Mozart’s “Mitridate, ré di Ponto”, Brussels 2016.]
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[And, finally, no 12 Days of White Shirt Christmas would be complete without a screencap from this production. #NotOverThisIn2020Either – Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) and 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 perpetually pining Prince of Ponto.
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The Théatre des Champs Elysées is streaming the Paris “Mitridate” on their website right now.
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[Curtain Call, Feb 19th: “La clemenza di Tito” at Gran Teatre del Liceu: ominous head that could not be cropped out (this is not the Caesar), lots of empire waists, the guards in full pose mode, Matthieu Lécroart (Publio), Lidia Vinyes-Curtis (Annio), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Vitellia), Paolo Fanale (Tito), Stépahnie d’Oustrac (Sesto) and Anne-Catherine Gillet (Servilia)]
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