September song

Here’s a quiz compiled by Our Own DeCaffarrelli to help fill out the tedious month before the season opens, cher public.

Following is a sound clip with 13 sopranos taking turns singing the great Monologue from Strauss’s Elektra. Your task, naturally, will be to identify each and every one of them, in the correct order, in the comments section below. All guesses must be posted by Friday, September 14.

The first member of the cher public to identify all 13 correctly will receive the deluxe 15-CD set of Strauss Operas conducted by Sir Georg Solti. (La Cieca reserves the right to award an equivalent prize if the winner lives in an area not serviced by La Cieca’s decisions as to correctness and promptness of the entries is, as always, quite final.

And now, cher public, for your discerning listening:

Elektra’s Monologue