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  • La Cieca: What chairs? The first scene of the opera takes place in what is apparently a reception area for... 5:11 AM
  • manou: Elephant dung is so passé (cf Chris Ofili). I am sure we can rely on Bieito to find other more... 5:04 AM
  • Porgy Amor: He was not OK IMO — he nearly derailed the duet, for example, as I’m sure everyone heard.... 1:51 AM
  • John L: Orestes, I was also expecting some kind of crazy pyrotechnics when they had Brunnhilde lay on a disc... 12:25 AM
  • m. croche: A small part of me hopes that when Bieito stages Forza at the Met, he has all the characters sit... 11:38 PM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=SHy0 lTX8G4o 10:25 PM
  • olliedawg: I am crazy for Susan Graham, if you haven’t already guessed from my posts here on Parterre.... 7:02 PM
  • armerjacquino: I dunno. Stab victims can walk into a police station, report the crime and then keel over... 6:54 PM
  • aulus agerius: I also thought Krun was joking, Ivy. I was majorly disappointed when I realized who the... 6:52 PM
  • la vociaccia: You can get the same effect sitting in parts of the orchestra at the Met. The voices that... 6:37 PM

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.   Read more »

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. The names of these singers associated with those two fragments, furthermore, have not been guessed by anyone playing the quiz. Read more »

Ich kann nicht überspitzen

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

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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.

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In the day of success

“I have learned by the perfectest report they have more in them than mortal knowledge.”

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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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