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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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2019 (6)

[Time for a timeless classic: perfect rolled-up shirtsleeve game (plus vests are still going strong) – Joyce DiDonato (Romeo) in Bellini’s “I Capuleti e i Montechi”, Barcelona 2016]

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

one case of mezzo sleeve art to keep framed against the wall.

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