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Cher Public

  • "Was Krunoslav writing for Newsday back then :-)?" - peter
  • "Thanks for the Palestrina, I just love that opera." - gustave of montreal
  • "In Cosi at the Met she seemed another unnecessary British import. The Per pieta was..." - 98rsd
  • "I once heard a BBC tape of Elizabeth Harwood doing the original version of..." - Orlando Furioso
  • "Back when the Met still toured and stopped in Cleveland I took my sister to see our..." - No Expert
  • "Ha!" - 98rsd
  • "That same guy would be around today." - La Cieca
  • "Well, maybe the composers of the operas m. croche listed would become more..." - la vociaccia

Put a Ring on

La Cieca (not pictured) was just leaked the information that the next planned revival of the Met’s Ring production (after next season) will be in the spring of 2017, i.e., about five years from now. That’s handy, because five years is the approximate lead time of casting big projects like these; the current crop of Wagnerians treading the Machine were selected circa 2007. A challenge for you, after the jump.

Based on your current knowledge of Wagner artists, cher public, your task is to come up with a cast and conductor for the 2017 Met Ring cycle. For any choices that might be deemed controversial or downright peculiar, La Cieca asks you to provide your rationale. YouTube clips are, as always, welcome.

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