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Dead heat

Now the deadline has passed for the Immolation Quiz, La Cieca is happy if a bit puzzled to announce that the result is a tie: two of the cher public were able to identify 23 of the 25 voices in the quiz correctly.  

Earlier of the two most nearly correct entries was that of Etienne F., followed within just a few hours by the solution proposed by k0000.

Each of these two sharp-eared contestants missed singers 3 and 10. If you want, just for fun, to try once more to pick this pair out of the lineup, here is the original quiz.

And now, the complete correct list of singers:

1. Birgit Nilsson
2. Rita Hunter
3. Christine Brewer
4. Violeta Urmana
5. Gwyneth Jones
6. Edda Moser
7. Marjorie Lawrence
8. Gertrud Grob-Prändl
9. Helen Traubel
10. Ingrid Bjoner
11. Marilyn Horne
12. Germaine Lubin
13. Montserrat Caballe
14. Frida Leider
15. Margaret Harshaw
16. Amy Shuard
17. Eileen Farrell
18. Astrid Varnay
19. Grace Bumbry
20. Kirsten Flagstad
21. Anita Välkki
22. Martha Mödl
23. Johanna Gadski
24. Leonie Rysanek
25. Matti Salminen

The tiebreaker, La Cieca has decided, will be the timestamp, and the winner of the lavish box set of Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances is Etienne F. For k0000, La Cieca extends a consolation prize of a coveted Amazon Gift Card.

Thanks to all for playing!

142 comments

  • WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1891 tenor Richard Tauber

    Born on this day in 1902 tenor Jan Kiepura

    Born on this day in 1912 conductor Felix Prohaska

    Born on this day in 1916 conductor Nicola Rescigno

    Born on this day in 1922 conductor Otmar Suitner

    Happy 64th birthday bass Ferruccio Furlanetto

  • WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1866 composer Erik Satie

    Born on this day in 1901 composer Werner Egk

    Born on this day in 1902 conductor Fausto Cleva

    Born on this day in 1906 soprano Zinka Milanov

    Born on this day in 1918 soprano Birgit Nilsson

    Happy 89th birthday baritone Gabriel Bacquier

  • WindyCityOperaman says:

    Born on this day in 1810 librettist Francesco Maria Piave

    Born on this day in 1830 composer Karl Goldmark

    Born on this day in 1892 bass Ezio Pinza

    Born on this day in 1901 composer Henri Sauguet

    Born on this day in 1914 bass Boris Christoff

    Born on this day in 1919 dancer Margot Fonteyn