White Shirt Monday: Flower Delivery

[On the Street Where You Live Tobias Kratzer clearly said Trans Rights: Michèle Losier (Siebel) in Tobias Kratzer’s new staging of Gounod’s “Faust”, Paris/Opéra Bastille 2021]

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Review: Royal Fireworks. Lully’s „Isis“ at Theater an der Wien

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[Curtain call at Theater an der Wien, after Lully’s “Isis”,Feb. 22nd, 2o2o – Le Chœur de Chambre du Namur & Les Talens Lyriques, with Christophe Rousset and soloists Aimery Lefèvre, Victor Sicard, Philippe Estèphe, Fabien Hyon, Cyril Auvity, Ambroisine Bré, Eve-Maud Hubeaux, Bénédicte Tauran]

The curved neck of a viola da gamba. The different shades of polished wood of a set of recorders, resting on green velvet underneath a note stand. A thick rattle of castanets.

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Review: The Caesar under the stairs. “La clemenza di Tito” at the Liceu, 2020

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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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Review: Drinking My Tea. Neuwirth’s „Orlando“ at Vienna Staatsoper

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[World Premiere curtain call: cast and team of “Orlando”, Vienna State Opera, Dec. 8th, 2019]

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Review: Suds on Speed. „La finta giardiniera“ in Zurich

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[Curtain Call: Adrian Timpau (Nardo), Rebeca Olvera (Serpetta), Kenneth Tarver (Il Podestà), Margarita Gritskova (Ramiro), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Arminda), Mauro Peter (Belfiore) and Rosa Feola (Sandrina). Also, a whole lot of foam. – Feb 24th, 2019, Opera Zurich]

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