White Shirt Monday: Invested

[Invested as in “I am sufficiently invested in this image to consider it as a wall print” and also “Prina, please give a poor girl a warning and the number of your hairdresser”. – Sonia Prina (Ottone) in Vivaldi’s “Ottone in villa”, Venice/La0808 Fenice 2020]

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White Shirt Monday: All The Girls To The Yard

[The moment where Marzelline is all of us. – Lise Davidsen (Leonore), Amanda Forsythe (Marzelline) and some dudes (including the Jaquino of Robin Tritschler) in Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, London/ROH 2020]

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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2020 (12)

[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 Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2020 (11)

[A fierce Orfeo in coveralls flying across the stage? La Fura dels Baus clearly had my number back in 2011. – Anita Rachvelishvili (Orfeo) and Maite Alberola (Euridice) in Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”, Castell de Peralada 2011]

On the eleventh Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:

one Orpheus from Outer Space.

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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2020 (10)

[There may be ore than one declaration happening here, but will Cherubino realize that? Either way, sing on. – Raffaella Milanesi (Cherubino) and Judith van Wanroij (Countess) in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”, Liège 2018]

On the tenth Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:

one artfully lit declaration.

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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2020 (9)

[It may be winter and lockdown and a time without live theatre in the halls, but no one said we couldn’t be dramatically good-looking while brooding in the dark. – Taking a page from Diana Haller (Tancredi) in Rossini’s “Tancredi”, Bad Wildbad 2019]

On the ninth Day of Christmas, the White Shirts sent to me:

one supremely sulking Syracusean.

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