On stage or off – you cannot beat the Cool White Shirt Look -
perfectly modelled here by soprano Barbara Bonney
Now BB is not exactly well known for her White Shirt opera appearances, although she does sound divine and always looks very fetching indeed. One could almost be forgiven for wishing she were a mezzo but then she has given us some remarkable performances playing opposite our favourite mezzos. Anyway, to get to the point …..
Each week day on BBC radio 3 there is a programme called “Essential Classics” presented by Sarah Walker which consists of three main elements.
- 09.00 – Essential CD of the Week. This week features Faure: The Complete Piano Works, performed by Paul Crossley.
- 09.30 – A daily brainteaser and performances by the Artist of the Week.
- 10.30 – A guest. This week it is Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter of health-related TV programmes
The good news is that the artist of this week is Barbara Bonney! On Monday she sings Dowland, Byrd and Grieg, Tuesday is Schubert, Wednesday Mozart, Thursday Purcell and Haydn, Friday TBC.
Link to BBC 3 for Monday's episode. Follow links "More Episodes"
Watching the Olympics? Going to an opera? Riding your bike? Writing a novel?
Enjoying a break from work? Slaving over a hot computer?
Keeping cool in your white shirt?
HAVE A WONDERFUL WHITE SHIRT WEEKEND!