ariodante online stream alert


From Aix-en-Provence festival, NOW, 1500h EST, 2100h local time, 12/jul/2014.
Ariodante: Sarah Connolly
Ginevra: Patricia Petibon
Dalinda: Sandrine Piau
Polinesso: Sonia Prina
Lurcanio: David Portillo
Il Re di Scozia: Luca Tittoto*
Odoardo: Christopher Diffey
Chorus: English Voices
Orchestra: Freiburger Barockorchester
Musical direction: Andrea Marcon


(ps- there was a radio recording of the same opera 2 days ago too that i missed…)


About thả diều
writing-challenged opera-addict

16 Responses to ariodante online stream alert

  1. thả diều says:

    – what on earth are they putting on Sarah Connolly??
    – wow, that’s how you wipe your shot glass, BRAVA, sandrine piau!!
    – i’d prefer if they don’t zoom in too much, instead should leave an overhead or far-view shot…
    – puppet show: would have been SUPERB to see the orchestra!!
    – yikes, the holy bible…
    – the Lord of Whiteshirter said it is not good that she must don an oversized blue pullover.
    – looove Sandrine Piau’s singing. her characterization is also very believable. as Tove mentioned on her site, the way they isolated her in corner of kitchen while everyone toasting offered a window into her fragil and vulnerable mind state.
    – another pupet show, LISTEN TO THE VIOLINS!! gosh i’d always station myself right above the orchestra for these.
    – *LOVE* the orchestra
    – to the lovely final duet. must be my improved headset, superb sound all around.
    – drum + horn + woodwinds + chorus, super like
    – tambourine to finale!!!! *must* export to ringtone right away.
    – wait a minute, she’s packing a suitcase to go somewhere to that tune! i should have followed the staging :-D. LOOVELY sound + singing though, will come back to listen again. methinks will listen at least few more times before attempting to watch, so as not to get distracted…

    • stray says:

      -yikes, bagpipes in a stone house LOL they are all deaf now

    • thả diều says:

      clearly, midnight-5am is the right time to listen to opera for me, not when just barely woken up after alarms… SUPERB singing in 1st Act, SUPERB orchestra!! even the story made sense, though i’ve only taken glances coz the zoom-in to singers’ faces is somehow very distracting…

      ps- there’re bagpipes? i must have missed…

      • stray says:

        Okay, there actually is a piper at the wedding ceilidh in Breaking the Waves, so I withdraw at least some of my snark.

  2. Eyesometric says:

    Just arrived – what a cast!

    • thả diều says:

      you’ve just arrived for the pupet show! i’ve decided to skip looking so i can hear the music and singing better. methinks the zooming camera angles can be quite distracting… not to mention those puppets are a bit scary looking, wouldn’t want to see them walking around at night!

  3. Eyesometric says:

    That last puppet was remarkable – like War Horse you forget about the puppeteers. Where is Tove’s site?

  4. Eyesometric says:

    Thank you. Can you hear the harpsichord being tuned?

    • thả diều says:

      yes! just switched to another computer for better sound system and headset.. i’ve come to conclusion on these pieces: i most attracted to orchestra.

  5. thả diều says:

    that’s a wrap, video avail until quite a while, i’ll come back w/ proper headset to listen again for sure. hope you enjoyed it Eyes :-).

    • Eyesometric says:

      Alas, my eyes and ears gave up and I went to bed but I will go back – can’t miss those bagpipes!

  6. I just discovered that it’s a COC co-prod, and that we should expect it in Toronto in fall 2016. Fingers crossed they don’t cast a countertenor in the title role…

  7. yvette says:

    Hello An! Back home or still among the currents ? This Ariodante is a bagmix of fantastic and awful to my ears and eyes!!!

    • thả diều says:

      Greetings Yvette!! yes i’m home, but for very short time, then on the road again.. hence my radio silence.. actually i’m warming up to the staging.. it sort of makes sense with the libretto actually (except for the “king” pronounce). please send my greetings also to the charming D!

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