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Ich kann nicht überspitzen

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:

  1. Lisbeth Balslev
  2. Katarina Dalayman
  3. Rose Pauly
  4. Christine Goerke
  5. Ursula Schroder-Feinen
  6. Inge Borkh
  7. Gerda Lammers (From a MET pirate – not her famous CG/Kempe performance)
  8. Evelyn Herlitzius
  9. Gertrude Kappel (From the MET premiere in ’32 and the oldest extant MET broadcast)
  10. Olivia Stapp
  11. Rita Hunter
  12. Gertrud Grob-Prandl
  13. Ute Vinzing

Better luck next time, cher public, and we’ll have another vocal ID quiz to test your mettle very soon!

47 comments

  • Camille says:

    Hey Cieca!

    Are you giving away that snazzy car (pictured above) in the next contest?
    I would risk another migraine if that’s the prize.

    When will we hear about your Roman rondez-vous and Venetian ventures?
    We are all awaiting with bated breath.

    Ciao, Ciechissima! Make sure to get all those brooches and earrings out of hock, the silk slips all pressed, the wigs brushed out thoroughly and your Jimmy Choo’s retooled afore traipsing across that Plaza, which is slippery, when wet. And watch out for any fat old men in top hats offering you an ‘elixir’, as it ain’t gonna be Santa Claus.