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). And the winner of the contest will enjoy a most sumptuous prize package. Read more »
Well done, you listeners to Mozart tidbits and participants in the “Non mi dir” competition. Your many guesses at the 24 sopranos briefly heard warbling a fragment of “Non mi dir” went much better than La Cieca might have hoped, with the sharpest-eared among you garnering a total of 20 correct answers. His identity—and those of the various divas—follows the jump. Read more »
The music is “Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene” and it is up to you (and I do mean you) to identify the 25 singers involved.
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.
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.
Leave it to a cat to transform a Wagner festival into the Jellicle Ball.
La Cieca it would be both fun and appropriate to get an early start celebrating one of this year’s two major 200th birthdays, that of Richard Wagner, and what better way to kick up our heels than with a parterre competition?