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Cast thy breadbox upon the waters

At approximately this time one week from now, La Cieca hears, the Metropolitan Opera will announce its 2017-2018 season. So what better time for a competition in which you, the cher public (pictured), attempt to predict the future? 

Your task, cher public, is to guess the casting for a specified 20 roles in the Met’s 2017-2018 repertoire in the comments section below. In the case of operas which will likely include multiple casts across the season, please name only one singer;  the name of any singer identified as cast in a given role in the season announcement will be counted as a correct answer.

The competition will be declared closed at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 15 or upon the press release of the Met’s 2017-2018 season. After the official release of the season announcement, the contestant with the greatest number of correct responses according to that announcement will be declared the winner. In the case of a tie, the earliest datestamped comment of the tied entries will be declared the winner.

The cher public are reminded that the final determination of the winner in this competition will be left to La Cieca, whose decree will both final and arbitrary.

The winner of this competition will receive a coveted $100 gift card from amazon.com.

Ready to play, cher public?  Here are the 20 roles in search of casting:

Who will sing…

  1. Arsace in Semiramide?
  2. Athanael in Thaïs?
  3. Azucena in Il trovatore?
  4. Canio in Pagliacci?
  5. Cendrillon in Cendrillon?
  6. Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly?
  7. Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor?
  8. Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte?
  9. Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow?
  10. Hansel in Hansel and Gretel?
  11. Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann?
  12. Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore?
  13. Orest in Elektra?
  14. Oronte in I Lombardi?
  15. Parsifal in Parsifal?
  16. Romeo in Romeo et Juliette?
  17. Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana?
  18. Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel?
  19. Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem?
  20. Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017)?
  • southerndoc1

    “Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow?”

    Gail Gilmore.

    • calaf47

      1. De Shong as Arsace
      2.Gerald Finley as Athanael
      3. Jamie Barton as Azucena
      4. Alagna as Canio
      5. DiDonato as Cendrillon
      6. Ana Martinez as CioCio San
      7. Michael Fabiano as Edgardo
      8. Paul Appleby as Ferrando
      9. Susan Graham as Hanna
      10.Isabel Leonard as Hansel
      11. Diana Damrau as the Hoffmann heroines
      12. Polenzani as Nemorino
      13. Eric Owens as Orest
      14. ???? ( I don’t think this is in the rep)
      15. Jonas Kaufmann as Parsifal
      16. Grigolo as Romeo
      17. Westbroek as Santuzza
      18. ???????
      19. Antonenko is tenor in Requiem
      20. Opolais

  • Scania Opus

    Maybe something like this.
    1 Arsace: Daniela Barcellona
    2 Athanael: Plácido Domingo
    3 Azucena: Dolora Zajick / Anita Rachvelischvili
    4 Canio: Marcelo Àlvarez / Yonghoon Lee
    5 Cendrillon: Joyce di Donato
    6 Cio-Cio-San: Patricia Racette
    7 Edgardo: Stephen Costello
    8 Ferrando: Matthew Polenzani
    9 Hanna Glawari: Pretty Yende
    10 Hansel: Clementine Margaine
    11 Heroines: Diana Damrau
    12 Nemorino: Javier Camarena
    13 Orest: Eric Owens
    14 Oronte: Riccardo Massi
    15 Parsifal: Jay Hunter Morris
    16 Romeo: Charles Castronovo
    17 Santuzza: Anna Maria Martinez
    18 Russell: James Morris
    19 Tenor: Aleksandrs Antonenko
    20 Tosca: Angela Gherghiou

    • berkeleygirl

      Please, Goddess, not Costello as Edgardo! Fabiano’s fine, but Beczala is ideal.

      • Satisfied

        Agree with you re: Costello, but as the Met has already had Beczala as Edgardo and as I was not able to catch Fabiano’s last minute substitution in 2015, id love to see him do it!

        • Stephen Costello

          ???????

          • Luvtennis

            Love your measured and lighthearted responses to the criticism! It will stand you in good stead!

            And just remember -- all you have to do is start singing like some sort unholy combination of Bergonzi, Corelli and Gigli. Of course, you would then be criticized for lacking originality! Lol!

            • aulus agerius

              I don’t see that SC has received criticism here, per se, like he used to get primarily for his dramatic deportment on stage [or lack of same!]. What I read is a preference on the part of some for other tenors -- c’est la vie. I have seen him perform quite a bit starting with a gala in San Antonio with Von Stade, several times in Dallas, Baltimore et al. There were some interesting YT vids like a stunning cuius animam where he was nervous as hell but sang like a god (wonderful C#), and a Rigoletto at AVA on a tiny stage where he sang Possente Amore (2x, iirc) with high D! Alas, neither vid has been available for years now. I liked him but my disappointment (along with James Valenti for another example) was that he didn’t continually get better (imo). We all know he has experienced some ups and downs in his personal life in recent years. Maybe it was also tmts, like being thrown into that Lucia performance at the Met. The important thing is he is still here and singing and getting good notice. To choose purely on the basis of singing and the sound of the voice, I would go with SC over MF. So there!

            • Luvtennis

              Aulus:

              I am not sure how to respond! Lol!

              I think it is a testament to the cultural significance of Parterre that artists avail themselves of la Cieca’s hospitality (as do we all) as well as a reminder that, as a result of that well-earned significance and popularity, raucous criticism and debate, while often fun and entertaining, can be unintentionally hurtful.

              That said, I think Mr. Costello’s reaction was both apt and funny. Some regulars here could grab a clue in fact! Lol!

            • Dame Kenneth

              It is an unfortunate coincidence that the two big career singers who read negative evaluations about themselves recently on this site happened to see postings by two of our most consistently generous and respectful contributors, Rowna and Berkeley Girl. Both have been singers themselves and have, over time, shown in their posts an appreciation for the exceptional difficulty of the job of opera singer and both have shown a real passion for the art form. Rowna and Berkeley Girl are two of the most uncatty and gracious people here. I imagine both go out of their way in general to avoid hurting the feelings of others.
              It is a good reminder, when two such nice people are caught out, that our public utterances these days have much wider reach, often to an unexpected degree. We must be mindful to use public platforms with care. At the same time, this is, after all, a site dedicated to passion and over-the-topness. How to strike a balance?

            • Stephen Costello

              Can’t say I read negative reviews and I am aware of who berkeleygirl is meaning her real name. Wouldn’t say she was respectful at all. But my opinion of course. But her being “a singer” first doesn’t that make her a colleague? I have lived by the rule never to trash or say something bad about another colleague. Especially in a public forum. Even if it is under a hidden name. With all of the negativity going on in the world the arts should rise above.

            • DonCarloFanatic

              I do not think of this site as a formal meeting place for the arts where careful professional courtesy and commonsense CYA should apply. It’s more like a party with a mix of fascinating people who have had enough to loosen their tongues and say what they really think. Big difference.

      • aulus agerius

        You do remember SC already sang 1 Met performance of Edgardo in, what, 2008? After that I saw him perform it in Ft Worth with Futral -- not bad, just not good either.

        • berkeleygirl

          Exactly! Why settle when you can have the best?

        • Stephen Costello

          ????????

      • Stephen Costello

        Hmmmm

        • Williams

          Mr. Costello,
          It takes courage to respond using one’s real name. Take heart though, world famous, beloved and successful singers are routinely derided on this fabulous site. Please don’t the let lack of civility and respect exhibited by a few dissuade you from participating. As to your comment elsewhere about wanting to see the lovely lady’s videos…hmmm to that too ????

        • david alden

          Stephen Costello — WHAT are you doing reading Parterre??? get your news from Facebook or facts (+ alternative facts) from Lebrecht but stay away from a site, often brilliant and clued-in as it is, where there is so much random cruelty and, yes, bitterness.
          By the way, Parterriani, I directed a Lucia with Stephen a few years ago in Toronto. He was very exciting and very moving and sang gorgeously.

          • Armerjacquino

            A bit unfair, maybe, on the majority of posters, who are neither cruel nor bitter. There is plenty of real appreciation for artists and their work here.

          • That Edgardo in Toronto was first rate.

          • Stephen Costello

            Oh thank you David was a pleasure to work with you in TO. I am just here catching the news.

            • Donna Annina

              We had the pleasure of hearing you in Dallas Opera’s revival of Moby Dick. You were superb, as was the entire cast. That was beyond special.

          • grimoaldo2

            I don’t know how often you yourself read parterre David Alden but I know you pop in every now and then and I wanted to say congratulations for the big success of your recent Huguenots in Berlin! I wish I could see it, was it filmed for DVD or TV? Are there any plans to bring the production elsewhere that you can tell us about? Thanks.

            • david alden

              Hi Grimoaldo! Huguenots was an awfully big adventure in Berlin — alas they didn’t film it but there is an excellent radio b’cast which I just listened to on Youtube — they will probably release it on CD. I think we may have performed more of the music than anyone every attempted.
              Now I am in Munich about to open a new Semiramide — another legendary monster of an opera. We have an amazingly good cast led by Joyce DiDonato who I think will set new standards in this role and make a leap in her already brilliant career.
              I read Parterre very often — I like the news, the gossip, the wildly varying opinions. I think La Cieca has made a very big contribution to the cause of opera as theater, especially in NYC. As an artist, I am less thrilled by the catty attacks on singers, but of course this comes with the territory. If I were Stephen Costello, or indeed any singer, I would probably stay far away! as it is, having my Ballo in Maschera voted worst opera production of the year on Parterre was perhaps not the height of my career, but I guess it is a distinction or sorts…

            • grimoaldo2

              Great, the broadcast is on youtube! Can’t wait to hear it, thanks!

            • aulus agerius

              Well, my cursory search of yt didn’t produce it. If you come up with it please share a link :-)

            • grimoaldo2

              No, I can’t find it either. Drat!
              Can you help us Mr Alden, if you see this?
              Great clip with Nucci, thanks, he really is amazing.

            • david alden

              hi grimoaldo — I am semi-internet illiterate so can’t help much in your search for the Huguenots radio b’cast. I found it mentioned on opera-l (remember that???). maybe it was one of those Youtube things that lasted only one day…

            • Ivy Lin
            • grimoaldo2

              Yippee! Thanks, Ivy!

            • laddie

              Former singer here; I ADORED that Ballo at the Met! Looking forward to seeing Alcina at Santa Fe this summer.

            • southerndoc1

              Another poster here who loved the Ballo -- along with the Parsifal, that made for a great season at the Met

            • Porgy Amor

              I loved the Ballo too, and was surprised when it won the Worst New Production award for the 2012-13 season (as were La Cieca and several people commenting at the time). But as David Alden notes, at least it’s a distinction. I hope that we have another Met opera from him in the coming seasons.

            • La Cieca

              I am correct that the Semiramide will be streamed from Munich, right?

            • Porgy Amor
      • Stephen Costello

        Hmmmm ????

  • Opera Teen

    Arsace in Semiramide?
    Elizabeth DeShong

    Athanael in Thaïs?
    Placido Domingo

    Azucena in Il trovatore?
    Dolora Zajick

    Canio in Pagliacci?
    Roberto Alagna

    Cendrillon in Cendrillon?
    Joyce DiDonato

    Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly?
    Latonia Moore

    Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor?
    Michael Fabiano

    Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte?
    Joel Prieto

    Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow?
    Susan Graham

    Hansel in Hansel and Gretel?
    Kate Lindsey

    Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann?
    Diana Damrau

    Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore?
    Pavol Breslik

    Orest in Elektra?
    Gunther Groissbock

    Oronte in I Lombardi?
    Stephen Costello

    Parsifal in Parsifal?
    Jonas Kaufmann

    Romeo in Romeo et Juliette?
    Matthew Polenzani

    Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana?
    Elina Garanca

    Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel?
    Jeongcheol Cha

    Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem?
    Piotr Beczala

    Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017)?
    (Pardon the edit. Of course, Herr Kaufmann will not sing Floria) Kristine Opolais

  • Berliner

    Passionate reader of this blog, but this is my first comment
    1. Elizabeth DeShong (Arsace in Semiramide)
    2. Placido Domingo (Athanael in Thaïs)
    3. Anita Rachvelishvili (Azucena in Il trovatore)
    4. Roberto Alagna (Canio in Pagliacci)
    5. Joyce di Donato (Cendrillon in Cendrillon)
    6. Kristine Opolais (Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly)
    7. Juan Diego Florez (Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor)
    8. Joel Prieto (Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte)
    9. Véronique Gens (Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow)
    *I really hope Fleming will not do that mistake again
    10. Tara Erraught (Hansel in Hansel and Gretel)
    11. Diana Damrau (Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann)
    12. Pavol Breslik (Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore)
    13. Rene Pape (Orest in Elektra)
    14. Joseph Calleja (?) (Oronte in I Lombardi)
    15. Jonas Kaufmann (Parsifal in Parsifal)
    16. Vittorio Grigolo (Romeo in Romeo et Juliette)
    17. Elina Garanca (Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana)
    18. Sten Byriel (Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel)
    19. Aleksandrs Antonenko (Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem)
    20. Anna Netrebko (Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (January 31, 2017))

  • AC1988

    1 Arsace: Elizabeth DeShong
    2 Athanael: Plácido Domingo
    3 Azucena: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    4 Canio: Roberto Alagna
    5 Cendrillon: Joyce di Donato
    6 Cio-Cio-San: Ana Maria Martinez
    7 Edgardo: Juan Diego Florez
    8 Ferrando: Joel Prieto
    9 Hanna Glawari: Pretty Yende
    10 Hansel: Tara Erraught
    11 Heroines: Sonya Yoncheva
    12 Nemorino: Rolando Villazon
    13 Orest: Johan Reuters
    14 Oronte: Matthew Polenzani
    15 Parsifal: Stuart Skelton
    16 Romeo: Piotr Beczala
    17 Santuzza: Elina Garanca
    18 Russell: Sten Byriel
    19 Tenor: Aleksandrs Antonenko
    20 Tosca: Anna Netrebko

  • UpB7

    Arsace in Semiramide: Elizabeth DeShong.

    Athanael in Thaïs: Nathan Gunn

    Azucena in Il trovatore: Violeta Urmana

    Canio in Pagliacci: Piotr Beczala

    Cendrillon in Cendrillon: Isabel Leonard

    Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly: Liudmyla Monastyrska

    Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor: Michael Fabiano

    Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte: Lawrence Brownlee

    Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow: Joyce DiDonato

    Hansel in Hansel and Gretel: Isabel Leonard

    Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Albina Shagimuratova

    Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore? Javier Camarena

    Orest in Elektra? Eric Owens

    Oronte in I Lombardi Roberto Alagna

    Parsifal in Parsifal? Stuart Skelton

    Romeo in Romeo et Juliette Alek Shrader

    Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana Elina Garanca

    Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel Bryn Terfel

    Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem? Bryan Hymel

    Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017)? Kristine Opolais

  • grimoaldo2

    Well I have no idea really but it is sort of fun to guess so here goes
    1. Arsace -- Daniella Barcellona
    2.Athanael -Placido Domingo
    3. Azucena -- Luciana d’Intino
    4.Canio -- Aleksandrs Antonenko
    5.Cendrillon -- Joyce di Donato
    6. Cio-Cio-San -- Kristine Opolais
    7. Edgardo -- Charles Castronovo
    8.Ferrando -- Daniel Behle
    9. Hanna Glawari -- Susan Graham
    10. Hansel -- Kate Lindsey
    11. Heroines -- Diana Damrau
    12. Nemorino -- Juan Diego Florez
    13.Orest -- Eric Owens
    14. Oronte -- Michael Fabiano ( oh how I hope so!)
    15.Parsifal- Klaus Florian Vogt
    16.Romeo- Stephen Costello
    17,Santuzza -- El?na Garan?a
    18. Senor Russell- Alan Opie
    19. Tenor soloist -- Roberto Alagna
    20.Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca -- Anna Netrebko

  • fantasia2000

    1 Arsace: Elizabeth DeShong
    2 Athanael: Plácido Domingo
    3 Azucena: Ekaterina Semenchuk
    4 Canio: Roberto Alagna
    5 Cendrillon: Joyce di Donato
    6 Cio-Cio-San: Ana Maria Martinez
    7 Edgardo: Michael Fabiano
    8 Ferrando: Joel Prieto
    9 Hanna Glawari: Susan Graham
    10 Hansel: Isabel Leonard
    11 Heroines: Diana Damrau
    12 Nemorino: Javier Camarena
    13 Orest: Eric Owens
    14 Oronte: Stephen Costello
    15 Parsifal: Stuart Skelton
    16 Romeo: Piotr Beczala
    17 Santuzza: Elina Garanca
    18 Russell: James Morris
    19 Tenor: Aleksandrs Antonenko
    20 Tosca: Anna Netrebko

  • QuantoPainyFakor
  • Sarah

    Arsace in Semiramide: Elizabeth DeShong
    Athanael in Thaïs: Thomas Hampson
    Azucena in Il trovatore: Jamie Barton
    Canio in Pagliacci: Roberto Alagna
    Cendrillon in Cendrillon: Joyce DiDonato
    Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly: Kristine
    Opolais
    Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor: Piotr Beczala
    Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte: Matthew Polenzani
    Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow: Susan Graham
    Hansel in Hansel and Gretel: Tara Erraught
    Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Diana Damrau
    Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore: Matthew Polenzani
    Orest in Elektra: Eric Owens
    Oronte in I Lombardi: Michael Fabiano
    Parsifal in Parsifal: Klaus Florian Vogt
    Romeo in Romeo et Juliette: Vittorio Grigolo
    Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana: Elina
    Garanca
    Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel: Sten Byriel
    Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem: Aleksandrs
    Antonenko
    Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca
    (December 31, 2017): Anna Netrebko

  • Ken Howard

    While this is an interesting game (with kind respect to his creator), I think the more intriguing question to me might be the operas that might be presented in HD next season.
    With five proposed news productions -- CENDRILLON (a Royal Opera House import already available on DVD), COSI, EXTERMINATING ANGEL, NORMA, and TOSCA -- this leaves five more among the recent productions and a few revivals from longer ago (LUISA MILLER, LOMBARDI, SEMIRAMIDE, and who knows, maybe CARMELITES for Mattila’s sake in a near future season) to complete the other five slots if the Met is wanting to maintain the 10 performance quota.
    While I understand the luxury of having repeat HDs of DON GIOVANNI (because the Met snubbed TELL for potentially several sundry reasons), TRAVIATA (for Yoncheva’s and Fabiano’s benefit, but the production has run its course and is projected to be replaced in a season in the near future) and ONEGIN (for the combination of Netrebko-Hvorostovsky in the hopes that he would be physically up for it but very sadly now it not), it defeats the purpose of drawing people to the opera house to see those notable cast changes in productions that have already been HDed. The possibility of these repeats is eventual when there is little else rare or new to pick from beyond the new productions. The other options in the future might be to do fewer HDs as a further financial cutback for the Met. I would rather have fewer HDs and fewer repeats, but that’s just my view.

  • Degan

    At approximately this time one week from now, La Cieca hears, the Metropolitan Opera will announce its 2017-2018 season. So what better time for a competition in which you, the cher public (pictured), attempt to predict the future?

    Your task, cher public, is to guess the casting for a specified 20 roles in the Met’s 2017-2018 repertoire in the comments section below. In the case of operas which will likely include multiple casts across the season, please name only one singer; the name of any singer identified as cast in a given role in the season announcement will be counted as a correct answer.

    The competition will be declared closed at 10:00 am Wednesday, February 15 or upon the press release of the Met’s 2017-2018 season. After the official release of the season announcement, the contestant with the greatest number of correct responses according to that announcement will be declared the winner. In the case of a tie, the earliest datestamped comment of the tied entries will be declared the winner.

    The cher public are reminded that the final determination of the winner in this competition will be left to La Cieca, whose decree will both final and arbitrary.

    The winner of this competition will receive a coveted $100 gift card from amazon.com.

    Ready to play, cher public? Here are the 20 roles in search of casting:

    Who will sing…

    Arsace in Semiramide? DeShong
    Athanael in Thaïs? Plamingo
    Azucena in Il trovatore? Semenchuk
    Canio in Pagliacci? Alagna
    Cendrillon in Cendrillon? Di Donato
    Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly? Martinez
    Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor? Florez
    Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte? Polenzani
    Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow? Graham
    Hansel in Hansel and Gretel? Leonard
    Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann? Kurzak
    Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore? Costello
    Orest in Elektra? Owens
    Oronte in I Lombardi? Calleja
    Parsifal in Parsifal? Vogt
    Romeo in Romeo et Juliette? Fabiano
    Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana? Garanca
    Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel
    Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem? Beczala
    Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017)? Opolais (unfortunately)

  • pedritonyc

    1. Arsace in Semiramide? DeShong
    2. Athanael in Thaïs? Pisaroni
    3. Azucena in Il trovatore? Gubanova
    4. Canio in Pagliacci? Alagna
    5. Cendrillon in Cendrillon? DiDonato
    6. Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly? AM Martinez
    7. Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor? JD Flores
    8. Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte? Prieto
    9. Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow? Petersen
    10. Hansel in Hansel and Gretel? I. Leonard
    11. Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann? Damrau
    12. Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore? Camarena
    13. Orest in Elektra? Owens
    14. Oronte in I Lombardi? Grigolio
    15. Parsifal in Parsifal? Beczala
    16. Romeo in Romeo et Juliette? Polenzani
    17. Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana? Monastyrska
    18. Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel? Byriel
    19. Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem? Kaufman
    20. Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017)? Netrebko

  • HagenSchmagen

    Arsace in Semiramide: Marianna Pizzolato
    Athanael in Thaïs: Placido Domingo
    Azucena in Il trovatore: Jamie Barton
    Canio in Pagliacci: Roberto Alagna
    Cendrillon in Cendrillon: Joyce Di Donato
    Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly: Ermonela Jaho
    Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor: Matthew Polenzani
    Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte: Paul Appleby
    Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow: Patricia Racette
    Hansel in Hansel and Gretel: Elizabeth DeShong
    Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann: Damrau
    Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore: Javier Camarena
    Orest in Elektra: Eric Owens
    Oronte in I Lombardi: Michael Fabiano
    Parsifal in Parsifal: Stuart Skelton
    Romeo in Romeo et Juliette: Juan Diego Florez
    Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana: El?na Garan?a
    Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel: Dwayne Croft
    Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem: Aleksandrs Antonenko
    Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017): Netrebko

  • Mattia Battistini

    Arsace in Semiramide? Joyce Di Donato
    Athanael in Thaïs? Placido Domingo
    Azucena in Il trovatore? Anita Rachvelishvili
    Canio in Pagliacci? Aleksandrs Antonenko
    Cendrillon in Cendrillon? Joyce di Donato
    Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly? Ermonela Jaho
    Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor? Javier Camarena
    Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte? Joel Prieto
    Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow? Susan Graham
    Hansel in Hansel and Gretel? Tara Erraught
    Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann? Sonya Yoncheva
    Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore? Rolando Villazon
    Orest in Elektra? Eric Owens
    Oronte in I Lombardi? Marcelo Alvarez
    Parsifal in Parsifal? Andreas Schager
    Romeo in Romeo et Juliette? JDF
    Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana? Eva Maria Westbroek
    Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel? Sten Byriel
    Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem? Francesco Meli
    Tosca? Anna Netrebko

  • Ricky Williams

    1) DiDonato Arsace Semiramide
    2) Domingo Athanael Thais
    3) Ekaterina Gubanova as Azucenca
    4) Robert Alagna-Canio
    5) Isabel Leonard-Cendrillon
    6) -Latonia Moore and Ana Martinez-Cio Cio San
    7) Fabiano-Edgardo
    8) Paul Appleby-Ferrando
    9) Susan Graham-Hannah
    10) Kate Lindsey Hansel
    11) Olga P as Heroines
    12) Matt Polenzani As Nemorino
    13) Ekaterina Gubanova and Elina Garanca as Santuzza
    14) Meli as Oronte
    15) Kaufmann-Parsifal
    16) Romeo-JDF
    17) Violetta Urmana as Santuzza
    18) Dwayne Croft-Exterminating Angel
    19) Verdi Requiem-Meli
    20) Anna Netrebko-Tosca

  • Tinhtrai Viet

    1) Arsace in Semiramide? Daniela Barcellona
    2) Athanael in Thaïs? Placido Domingo
    3) Azucena in Il trovatore? Ekaterina Semenchuk
    4) Canio in Pagliacci? Roberto Alagna
    5) Cendrillon in Cendrillon? Joyce DiDonato
    6) Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly? Latonia Moore
    7) Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor? Michael Fabiano
    8) Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte? Paul Appleby
    9) Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow? Susan Graham
    10) Hansel in Hansel and Gretel? Kate Lindsey
    11) Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann? Diana Damrau
    12) Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore? Stephen Costello
    13) Orest in Elektra? Mikhail Petrenko
    14) Oronte in I Lombardi? Joseph Calleja
    15) Parsifal in Parsifal? Klaus Florian Vogt
    16) Romeo in Romeo et Juliette? Juan Diego Florez
    17) Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana? Elina Garanca
    18) Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel? Eric Halfvarson
    19) Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem? Aleksandrs Antonenko
    20) Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017)? Anna Netrebko

  • spiderman

    Not who is probably going to sing but who I would like to hear:

    1) Arsace in Semiramide?
    Joyce DiDonato (and give Semiramide to Jessica Pratt)
    2) Athanael in Thaïs?
    Ludovic Tézier
    3) Azucena in Il trovatore?
    Dolora Zajick (still the best)
    4) Canio in Pagliacci?
    Roberto Alagna on a good evening
    5) Cendrillon in Cendrillon?
    Karine Deshayes
    6) Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly?
    Ana Maria Martinez or Krassimira Stoyanova
    7) Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor?
    Piotr Beczala
    8) Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte?
    Matthew Newlin
    9) Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow?
    still: Karita Mattila because of the diva-factor … she can sing the mezzo-transpositions if she wants.
    10) Hansel in Hansel and Gretel?
    Angela Brower or a Martha Hirschmann (good lyric Mezzo I recently heard)
    11) Heroines in Les Contes d’Hoffmann?
    Albina Shagimuratova or Aurelia Florian (probably not for Olympia, though)
    12) Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore?
    Pavol Breslik
    13) Orest in Elektra?
    Michael Volle
    14) Oronte in I Lombardi?
    Joseph Calleja
    15) Parsifal in Parsifal?
    Christopher Ventris
    16) Romeo in Romeo et Juliette?
    Benjamin Bernheim
    17) Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana?
    Anita Rachvelishvili
    18) Senor Russell in The Exterminating Angel?
    I have no clue
    19) Tenor soloist in Verdi Requiem?
    Jonas Kaufmann
    20) Tosca in the opening performance of Tosca (December 31, 2017)? Anna Netrebko

  • Jack Turner

    1. Arsace -- DeShong
    2. Athanael -- Domingo
    3. Azucena -- Zajick
    4. Canio -- Alagna
    5. Cendrillon -- DiDonato
    6. Cio Cio San -- Martinez
    7. Edgardo -- Fabiano
    8. Ferrando -- Prieto
    9. Hanna -- Graham
    10. Hansel -- Erraught
    11. Heroines -- Shagimuratova
    12. Nemorino -- Camarena
    13. Orest -- Owens
    14. Oronte -- Costello
    15. Parsifal -- Skelton
    16. Romeo -- Polenzani
    17. Santuzza -- Garanca
    18. Senor Russell -- Byriel
    19. Tenor -- Antonenko
    20. Tosca -- Netrebko