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  • oedipe: For Domingo it’s much quicker to list the roles he did NOT sing. 5:07 PM
  • steveac10: I love the fact that after Brynner’s uber-macho “I’ll enjoy it and don’t... 5:04 PM
  • phoenix: http://tinyurl.com /m4omfcv 4:52 PM
  • rapt: Tucker sang Calaf, too. 4:47 PM
  • RosinaLeckermaul: Vickers sang Handel’s SAMSON at the Met and the Messiah on record (that very... 4:20 PM
  • papopera: not “prince̶ 1; Alexeï but tsarevitch or cesarevitch, or czarevitch Alexeï 4:07 PM
  • Batty Masetto: My hubby has a bad cold and has been doing the same thing. 3:34 PM
  • Poison Ivy: I also love the thunderous line “God opens the sea with the blast of his nostrils!!!!... 3:14 PM
  • Etardi: The gobsmacking dialogue in Ten Commandments doesn’t let up for a second. One of the best... 3:03 PM
  • Buster: Amazing, what a beautiful woman Flagstad was, and so much fun, too, surpisingly. What a pity that... 2:48 PM

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 »

not a comeback, but a return

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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