White Shirt Monday: #MezzosForTheApocalpyse (cont’d)

[First step: Throwdown into pose – Varduhi Abrahamyan (Arsace), off to take on entitled patriarchy in Rossini’s “Semiramide, Pesaro 2019.]

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Sound and Clouds and Thunder (166)

[Varduhi Abrahamyan, singing “Eccomi al fine in Bablonia… Ah, quel giorno ognor rammento” from Rossini’s “Semiramide”, Pesaro 2019, conducted by Michele Mariotti. – Clip with thanks to the one and only  thadieu]

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Sound and Clouds and Thunder (165)

[Varduhi Abrahamyan (Arsace) and Nahuel di Pierro (Assur) singing “Bella imago degli Dei” from Rossini’s “Semiramide”, conducted by Michele Mariotti. Pesaro 2019. – Clip with thanks to badoero91]

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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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The Twelve White Shirts of Christmas, 2019 (11)

[Holding out for a mezzo hero(ine), or something much like it. It’s the Italian outdoors at night, no larks in sight! – Leonor Bonilla (Giulietta) and Raffaella Lupinacci (Romeo) in Vaccaj’s “Giulietta e Romeo”, Martina Franca 2018]

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

one call for the nightingale, and the nightingale only.

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