White Shirt Monday: Murder She Fioritured

[Two mezzo dudes who couldn’t plot their way out of a paper bag, and a soprano who brings the murder plot: this is one Jane Austen novel I would read. – Stephanie d’Oustrac (Sesto), Lidia Vinyes-Curtis (Annio) and Myrtò Papatanasiu (Vitellia) in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Barcelona 2020.]

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#LaClemenzaLiceu (this is now a hashtag)

Dear Lord, there’s more.

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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2019 (12)

[And, finally, no 12 Days of White Shirt Christmas would be complete without a screencap from this production, which I still have not overcome, but then, why would I want to overcome this level of peak White Shirt pining, when I can just be overcome with it? – 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 supremely pining Prince of Ponto.



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


[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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