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Strike a Posa

It’s just a teensy bit late for Verdi’s birthday, but La Cieca thinks you’ll enjoy the latest vocal ID challenge, cher public: 16 baritones singing the opening phrases of Posa’s “romance” from Don Carlos.

For this lyrical quiz prepared by Our Own DeCaffarrelli, your task is to identify as many Posas as possible, in the correct order, in the comments section.

Whoever identifies all 16 correctly first will win a coveted Amazon Gift Card. All decisions will be made by La Cieca, which I don’t think I need to tell you implies finality. La Cieca will keep this competition open for seven days, finishing on Saturday, October 19 at 8:00 PM.

Dear DeCaffarrelli has supplied the following start times of each singer’s contribution in the above track.

01. 0:00
02. 0:37
03. 1:13
04. 1:50
05. 2:39
06. 3:07
07. 3:40
08. 4:22
09. 5:00
10. 5:36
11. 6:14
12. 6:50
13. 7:29
14. 8:02
15. 8:41
16. 9:19

Now, cher public, start listening!

27 comments

  • yetanotheroperafan says:

    1 -- Bastianini
    2 -- Hampson
    3 -- Gobbi
    4 -- Cappuccilli
    5 -- Herlea
    6 -- Kwicien
    7 -- Nucci
    8 -- Fischer-Dieskau
    9 -- Merrill
    10 -- Sereni
    11 -- (Louis) Quilico
    12 -- Hvorostovsky
    13 -- Allen
    14 -- Bruson
    15 -- Silveri
    16 -- Keenlyside

  • jacobelli says:

    1 -- Bastianini
    2 -- Hampson
    3 -- Gobbi
    4 -- Cappuccilli
    5 -- Sereni
    6 -- Fischer-Dieskau
    7 -- Nucci
    8 -- Kwiecien
    9 -- Merrill
    10 -- Tezier
    11 -- L.Quilico
    12 -- Hvorostovsky
    13 -- Allen
    14 -- Bruson
    15 -- Protti
    16 -- Keenlyside

  • rysanekfreak says:

    My Ouija board and I would like to guess:

    1. Bastianini
    2. Bo Skovhus
    3. Gobbi
    4. Cappuccilli
    5. Manuguerra
    6. Zancanaro
    7. Bruson
    8. Fischer-Dieskau
    9. Merrill
    10. Sardinero
    11. L. Quilico
    12. Hvorostovsky
    13. Alan Titus
    14. Servile
    15. Coni
    16. Keenlyside

  • SemperBlues says:

    I will give it go:

    1-Ettore Bastianini
    2-Bo Kvoshus
    3-Tito Gobbi
    4-Pierpo Cappuccilli
    5-Nicolae Herlea
    6-Giorgio Zancanaro
    7-Robert Savoie
    8-Mariusz Kwiecien
    9-Robert Merrill
    10-Vincenzo Sardinero
    11-Louis Quilico
    12-Dmitri Hvorostovsky
    13-Thomas Allen
    14-Renato Bruson
    15-Paolo Silveri
    16-Simon Keenlyside

    • SemperBlues says:

      7-Even though the accents, ”vecchia scuola” glissando and the strange diction remind me of Nucci’s performance from Scala; The voice is rounder and has lower harmonics: Robert Savoie?!?

    • SemperBlues says:

      Bo Kvoskus= (i mean) Bo Skovhus