White Shirt Monday: Lapel This

[Chaos on Capitol Hill is only ever acceptable if it’s musical at its core, with Mozart and a mezzo, followed by swift investigations and the murder soprano finally giving up the plot. – Nian Wang (Sesto) and choir in Mozart’s “La clemenza di Tito”, Oldenburg 2019. – Photo Credit: Stephan Walzl for Staatstheater Oldenburg]

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White Shirt Monday: Mezzo Gold

[As previously stated on Twitter: I was already gay before last night, but thank you, universe, for making sure of it. – Kate Lindsey (Nerone) in Monteverdi’s “L’incoronazione di Poppea”, Vienna/Staatsoper 2021]

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White Shirt Monday: High Five

[We spoke of that one thing that happened five years ago. Now let us talk about that other thing that happened five years ago. – Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) in Mozart’s “Mitridate, rè di Ponto”, Paris/TCE 2016]

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White Shirt Monday: Line-Up

[This month, it has been five years since this (and five years and three months since the other one) and I have not forgotten about it. – Lenneke Ruiten (Aspasia), Myrtò Papatanasiu (Sifare) and Simona Šaturová (Ismene) in Mozart’s “Mitridate, ré di Ponto”, Brussels 2016.]

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White Shirt Monday: das weiß niemand / das ahnt keiner

[Things that will never get old, even if Marie-Theres’ is in a funk today: mezzos in tanktops. – Samantha Hankey (Octavian) in Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”, Munich/Staatsoper 2021]

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