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  • marshiemarkII: Yes Magee debut, and she was pretty awful, a distant sound that sounded from under water (no... 7:47 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: I believe that NYCO presented the Weill in English (The Silver Lake?) back in the late 70s... 7:29 PM
  • Camille: Yes she did, and that was her Met debut, if I am not seriously misremembering. 7:25 PM
  • mjmacmtenor: And didn’t she play the foreign princess to Renee’s Rusalka? 7:22 PM
  • PCally: Agreed 7:21 PM
  • manou: Mi flatis (mi pensas …) 7:16 PM
  • Bill: PCally – generally it is thought die Faerberin would be the better of the two roles for Stemme if... 7:09 PM
  • Camille: Not enough high D and C#, either. Although they mostly duck the D. 7:06 PM
  • PCally: I can’t imagine Stemme singing the Kaiserin at this point, not enough flexibility and lyricism... 7:03 PM
  • Camille: “Fahrvergnüg en” Remember when that word hit the US TV screens? Panic and terror broke... 7:02 PM

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Regie to the Rescue! (A new competition)

La Cieca has always, against all odds, maintained that if there is one expression that best describes the mind of the average member of the cher public, that would be “plus vive que l’oiseau, plus prompte que l’éclair.” As such, it is only fitting that Mignon, by dear Ambroise Thomas, should inaugurate our latest brain-tickling quiz here at parterre.com. Read more »

Was bedeutet…?

Courtesy of contextual ad placement, here’s a quick and easy way to remember the meaning of the German term “Kulturbanause.” Read more »

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not a comeback, but a return

Dear Beau has been working his fingers to the bone editing together yet of his confounding “Casta diva” compilations. For this “easier” quiz, he has selected Normas represented, and La Cieca thought that this time around the competition part of the quiz might be best carried out in the comments section. First comment with all 11 singers identified correctly wins the coveted amazon.com gift card. Casta Diva II

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