Cher Public

  • kashania: Thanks for this, Marianne. I also wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Gioconda from a couple of weeks ago, especially the... 10:58 AM
  • quoth the maven: When I saw her in the Salzburg Trovatore earlier this month, the voice sounded as free and firm as I’d ever heard... 10:42 AM
  • moritz: The Lebanon with an aera about half the size of Wales and a population of around 4,4 million took in more than 1,2 million Syrian... 10:38 AM
  • ML: Could be wonderful. 10:31 AM
  • ML: She steers her career well, as you indicated, and the voice has been in lustrous form this month. 10:28 AM
  • armerjacquino: What *is* the ‘long range future’ where Netrebko is concerned? If most other soprano careers are anything to go... 9:40 AM
  • kennedet: Time always tell, Bill. The bottom in many cases is the first to go. Vocal technique and all of its ramifications will continue... 9:38 AM
  • La Cieca: Yes, and we all recall the old saying, “She had such a beautiful voice until she ruined it singing all that Massenet and... 9:31 AM

Tucker everlasting

Those dear, dear people over The Greene Space at WQXR would like you, cher public, to join them this Friday for a concert saluting this year’s winner of the Richard Tucker Award, mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard. More details on the program and how you can win two free tickets to the event after the jump! Read more »

E d’ogni re maggior il Trubadur!

UPDATE: A sleep-deprived La Cieca and DeCaffarrelli unanimously hail has reviewed the results once more and, in a revised ruling, declares a tie between Trubadur (pictured) and Giasone at 27 all as winners of the “Ladies in the Dark” vocal ID competition. Read more »

Cogito argo sum

The frontrunner in our devilishly difficult “D’amor sull’ali” quiz is Giasone (pictured), with 22 of 30 singers correctly identified. Runner up, ironically, is Enzo Bordello, with 18 names in place. Remember, cher public, the competition continues through August 14 at midnight, at which point the lavish gift package supplied by Opera Depot will be awarded.

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Ladies in the dark

And now, cher public, the vocal identification quiz in excelsis, Leonora’s great Act IV scena from Il trovatore, as sung by 25 sopranos (and five tenors).

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Number Ten

Forse, forse

Well done, you listeners to Mozart tidbits and participants in the “Non mi dir” competition.

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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.

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Fire down below

The Immolation Quiz now stands tied between two competitors, each of whom has identified correctly 20 of the 25 singers represented.

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Disc inferno

The music is “Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene” and it is up to you (and I do mean you) to identify the 25 singers involved.

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My heart at thy sweet quiz

La Cieca has heard the rumblings (from you, the cher public) that we have not had a singer identification quiz in all too long a while.

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The winner takes it all

Here’s a chance for you to win two tickets to hear the winners of this year’s Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in the intimate ambiance of WQXR’s Greene Space.

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