Minding “Mitridate”: 2 weeks to go!

[Impetus! – Reviews (scarce as they are) of last week’s “Mitridate” opening at La Monnaie repeatedly praise the Rousset/Ruiten/Papatanasiu take on “Se viver non degg’io”, so that should make for an interesting point of comparison. Available reviews are linked here in the comment section. Also, we set a streamblogging date now. Details after the cut! – Pictured above in the TCE take: Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) and Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016.]

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Sì, cor mio. Or something much like that.

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[“After a season or more of absence, the following singers will appear again at Wiener Staatsoper for the 16/17 season.” – Oh, look! It’s screaming fangirl Bingo! (although for some of them, I’d wander across the square to TADW where I can keep my eyes open.]

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White Shirt Monday: Died And Gone To Heaven

[Since calling up the entire opera while sitting on the bus is hell on the data plan: “Se viver non degg’io” as a separate file on YouTube. Once more – still – Mozart’s “Mitridate” with Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Patricia Petibon (Aspasia), Paris 2016. – Clip with thanks to thadieu!]

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White Shirt Manifesto: Lungi da te


[This scene. Well, most every scene of that evening, but this scene!
Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016. – Don’t mind me, I’m just here to embarrass myself further. All caps: click to enlarge.]

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White Shirt Monday: More Mitridate


[Oh, look, it’s Monday. How convenient, since, no, I’m still not over this production anytime soon. Here, have some more suit lapels and shirt collars and green velvet and hands and absolutely no chill. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Patricia Petibon (Aspasia) in Mozart’s “Mitridate”, Paris 2016]

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