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  • Poison Ivy: In other news, the Met has released this clip of the Iolanta dress. httpv://www.you... 12:40 AM
  • Hans Lick: p.s. I forgot to mention that The Play of Daniel from the Cloisters was on television. I... 12:13 AM
  • Hans Lick: Camille - Oberlin (like Alfred Deller) is from the pre-Mesozoic! I never heard him sing in... 12:12 AM
  • Camille: I’d so love to shake my tambourine and groove thing along mit das Band, so do tell! A real... 11:58 PM
  • Camille: Do you, also from the Operatic Mesozoic like moi, not recall Mr Russell Oberlin? He was doing his... 11:53 PM
  • Camille: Jaja! We Amerikans sind sehr dumme about the difference twixt Deitscher und Œster!!!!! It’s... 11:39 PM
  • Batty Masetto: As someone whose own French recently seems to have succumbed to Spanish Cow Disease, I must... 11:38 PM
  • Camille: Ja, Jungfer, I have the intention to do just that but have been pressed for time and attention and... 11:37 PM
  • la vociaccia: Filing ‘Precious tears of Oprah’ into my list of potential band names 11:30 PM
  • Krunoslav: Thanks, Camille, but I cannot in fact go- I’ll be out of town. So, the first Parterrean who... 11:22 PM

Ich kann nicht überspitzen

Frankly, the response to the Elektra quiz was uneven. La Cieca will explain after the jump. Read more »

Who was that Lady?

Much guesswork, most of it terribly astute, went into our most recent vocal ID quiz, and La Cieca is now ready to reveal the most accurate of a very accurate bunch. Read more »

In the day of success

Just as, back in 1955, dear Vivien Leigh discovered about the Weird Sisters, La Cieca today is ready today to say of her cher public, “I have learned by the perfectest report they have more in them than mortal knowledge.” Or, to put it in less allusive terms, it’s time for you to put your skills to the test in yet another voice identification quiz, this one with a Scottish theme. Read more »

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Nun der Quiz mich müd gemacht

After a brilliantly collaborative start, the cher public fell just short of deciphering the complete Beim Schlafengehen quiz, though several of you did very well indeed.

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A time to weep

Don’t let the headline worry you, cher public, what’s coming up after the jump is meant to be good clean fun, with a prize even.

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Steel yourself

La Cieca thinks it would be fun for the cher public to play George Steel (or, given the difficulty of the task, Superman) and devise an upcoming season for NYCO.

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To the victors go the DVDs

Congratulations and thanks to all the many, many parterriani who participated in the second annual Bühnenweihfestspielkrieg

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The elite prepare to meet

Where has the time gone? La Cieca was just reminded this morning that on Tuesday the 2012 recipients of the F. Paul Driscoll Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence (aka The Opera News Award) will be named. Though your doyenne has no details yet about which lucky opera types are to be lauded this year, the impending news does give her an idea. 

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Duel role

It’s Saturday afternoon, which of course means only one thing, the parterre chat, which today will be focused on Verdi’s Il trovatore, starring, in the demanding dual roles of Leonora and Conte di Luna, Joyce DiDonato. 

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Dinged victory

La Cieca realized suddenly yesterday she had two contests to get up to date, so she organized her crack panel of experts (or is that “her panel of crack experts?”) to adjudicate, decide, confer, converse and otherwise hobnob with our brother wizards. The upshot of which is: we have two winners!

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