Frankly, the response to the Elektra quiz was uneven. La Cieca will explain after the jump.
For the first time in parterre history, there was no clear winner of one of La Cieca’s quizzes: certainly no one got all the voices identified correctly, and there were only a few attempts at a complete list, with some very good guesses but (so far as your doyenne could tell) not one that passed the 50% mark. So, with your permission, La Cieca is going to reserve awarding the Solti Strauss set for a later date and another quiz.
For the record, here are the 13 Mycenaean princesses:
- Lisbeth Balslev
- Katarina Dalayman
- Rose Pauly
- Christine Goerke
- Ursula Schroder-Feinen
- Inge Borkh
- Gerda Lammers (From a MET pirate – not her famous CG/Kempe performance)
- Evelyn Herlitzius
- Gertrude Kappel (From the MET premiere in ’32 and the oldest extant MET broadcast)
- Olivia Stapp
- Rita Hunter
- Gertrud Grob-Prandl
- Ute Vinzing
Better luck next time, cher public, and we’ll have another vocal ID quiz to test your mettle very soon!