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  • NPW-Paris: New York will have better luck, it seems. 11:38 AM
  • NPW-Paris: “Directed 221; is stretching the point… 11:36 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Not sure you can really call it the “original run” – I saw it in Brussels in... 11:35 AM
  • Cicciabella: Authentic Italian singing of the kind you were expecting is rare these days. I think Zilio, the... 11:23 AM
  • Tamerlano: https://operarambl ings.wordpress.com /2014/10/30/cocs-s emele-is-brooklyn- bound/ Sounds like a... 11:19 AM
  • NPW-Paris: Sonia Ganassi – Chimène Annick Massis – L’Infante Roberto Alagna – Rodrigue... 10:57 AM
  • Lohengrin: What a viiiiibratooooo! 10:56 AM
  • phoenix: Yes, her ‘dictionR 17; ‘was very clear’ but it was not idiomatic Italian to my... 10:40 AM
  • Poison Ivy: Sorry. That link didn’t work. https://www.youtub e.com/watch?x-yt-t s=1422579428&am... 10:38 AM
  • Poison Ivy: The opening night duet has found its way to YT: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?x-y... 10:34 AM

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. To test your  knowledge, they are offering a coveted prize to two lucky parterrrians who can answer the trivia questions that follow the jump. Read more »

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. Read more »

Open mike night

Some very clever casting indeed in this week’s “Dream Team” competition. The lucky winners of tickets to Tuesday night’s “Serenata Italiana” concert at WQXR’s Green Space are named after the jump. Read more »

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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Monster ball

I have banged on and on about doing an “Abscheulicher” quiz for years.

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Cogito argo sum

The front runner in our devilishly difficult “D’amor sull’ali” quiz is Giasone (pictured), with 22 of 30 singers correctly identified.

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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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Pietà di me!

Perhaps, you, cher public, will be crying out the above-mentioned phrase when you hear the most recent vocal collage prepared by our dear DeCaffarrelli.

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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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Final immolation update

The score in the Immolation Quiz now stands tied at 23 all, with both leading entries identifying wrongly the same two segments of the quiz.

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