baroque tuesday

Romina Basso as Nicodemo, Sara Mingardo as Maria, Anna Simboli as San Giovanni, Alessandro Scarlatti "La vergine dei dolori" © Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski

Romina Basso as Nicodemo, Sara Mingardo as Maria, Anna Simboli as San Giovanni, Alessandro Scarlatti “La vergine dei dolori”
© Ingrid von Wantoch Rekowski

After drooling over at Anik’s site reading up on Romina Basso, I went digging a bit and found this above photo. There’s an official album from the production site! and a live recording! How about a contralto to trumpet to continue Tuesday (or start Wednesday, depending on where you are globally):

Part 2.

sunday midnight music

i was going to write a loooong rant on the detroit symphony orchestra stream broadcasting’s exclusion of N.Stutzmann’s (and S.Mingardo’s) visit next week (i have tickets for both events!! *.and.* also in DC!!) but have since calmed down and was seeking music for the working night… how about this contralto! (was quite a suspense as we hear her voice first before seeing the face.. and i was in search particularly for the piece as to discover other orchestra’s and singers’ takes..)


(they still managed to squeeze a CT in there! wonder which role he’ll sing, may be the 20th witch?)
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Edit:
— As i suspected, the CT took over the job of the witch.. the *same* role that I saw in a clip just before this posted clip, with N.Stutzmann herself!
— omg, *another* CT singing that earworm duet “to mar the hunting sport”, the single most sticky tune this past whole 3 weeks!
— here’s the screen capture for the night, queen Dido contemplating joining the girls duetting about what fun life there is.