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Moor than expected

La Cieca guesses we will have to make these quizzes more challenging. Even the (as we thought) impossibly obscure Otello of Spas Wenkoff did not baffle Hugo Santos, who nailed every single Otello in last week’s quiz.  After the jump, though, there’s one last bit of puzzlement.   Read more »

Before sunset

In honor of the upcoming Met Opening Night, here’s a singer identification quiz featuring, for a change, music for a tenor: the climactic phrase from Otello’s third act monologue.   Read more »

Ha, wie begreifst du schnell und wohl!

Well done all of you for guessing almost all the correct identities of the mysterious Ortruden. The identity of the winner (and of all 13 howling witches) will be revealed after the jump.   Read more »

Maleficent

Triskaidekaphilia

Your task: name the Ortruds, all unlucky 13 of them.

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Graham

The woman in Greene

Susan Graham (pictured) and Piotr Beczala are the latest additions to the roster of “WQXR Presents Metropolitan Opera Spring Highlights,” at The Greene Space on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM.

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Romance on the High Seas

Jewels of the nile

No two ways about it, cher public, you fell in love with the “They’re only in it for the ‘dp'” competition, and two of you came around the last turn neck and neck.

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Ildar

Ildar pursuit

Our good friends (and advertisers) at Maestro Artist Management have been wondering just how much you, the cher public, know about Ildar Abdrazakov.

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Alexandre

Daily double

Here’s a quick last-minute quiz for you Martinu fans out there: answer the question after the jump and win two tickets to Gotham Chamber Opera’s double bill program of Alexandre bis and Comedy on the Bridge this week.

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Stolta Paura

Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition.

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Together Again

Dream team

In honor of WQXR’s salute to the Richard Tucker Music Foundation next week—featuring Tucker honoree Michael Fabiano and hosted by legendary Renata Scotto—La Cieca invites the cher public to compete for free tickets to the mini-concert.

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