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  • Porgy Amor: He was not OK IMO — he nearly derailed the duet, for example, as I’m sure everyone heard.... 1:51 AM
  • John L: Orestes, I was also expecting some kind of crazy pyrotechnics when they had Brunnhilde lay on a disc... 12:25 AM
  • m. croche: A small part of me hopes that when Bieito stages Forza at the Met, he has all the characters sit... 11:38 PM
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  • aulus agerius: I also thought Krun was joking, Ivy. I was majorly disappointed when I realized who the... 6:52 PM
  • la vociaccia: You can get the same effect sitting in parts of the orchestra at the Met. The voices that... 6:37 PM
  • steveac10: Tanner is only singing Turiddu tonight. He was always planned to do one of each (on different... 6:36 PM
  • olliedawg: PCally: Me, too. I’m a huge Popp fan, and never tire of hearing her sing Mozart and Strauss.... 6:22 PM

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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