Cher Public

  • The Poet Lenski: Not a new change; it was announced by the company in a press release dated March 9: “Mezzo-sopra no Kate Aldrich... 11:35 AM
  • chicagoing: I regretted not being able to schedule a Jenufa performance, along with the Don Carlo, in San Francisco this June, however an... 11:34 AM
  • Ruby: Christopher: I read your wonderful review after I went to the performance April 27 and thought I myself had an off night since I... 10:55 AM
  • DonCarloFanatic: Work it, girl. 10:53 AM
  • aulus agerius: I just noticed that the lead role in the San Diego Great Scott which opens a week from tomorrow has been changed from... 10:31 AM
  • manou: Excuses, excuses… 8:12 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: I think Monastyrska is a sensible idea, she’s a bit Cerquetti-like and she’s a good Ballo Amelia and... 7:35 AM
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The elite prepare to meet

Where has the time gone? La Cieca was just reminded this morning that on Tuesday the 2012 recipients of the F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence (aka The Opera News Award) will be named. Though your doyenne has no details yet about which lucky opera types are to be lauded this year, the impending news does give her an idea. 

Between now and Monday, La Cieca challenges you, the cher public, to name the five opera personalities you think will win this year’s trophies. Just list the names in the comments section below, and whoever gets closest to the actual announcement will win a spectacular prize package of operatic recordings sure to delight all but the most discerning palates. All comments must be made by midnight, Monday August 1, and as usual La Cieca reserves the right to exercise her whims when declaring a winner or winners.


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    bigbob56 says:

    Thank you all for the Purcell suggestions. I’m on it, me and my debit card. Robert

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    Earl Koenig says:

    Karita Mattila
    Diana Damrau
    Lawrence Brownlee
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky
    Fabio Luisi

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    johnkb says:

    Mirella Freni
    Fabio Luisi
    Juan Diego Flores
    Anna Netrebko
    Dmitri Hvorostovsky