Cher Public

  • m. croche: I’d say an argument could be made that Glass’ “In the Penal Colony” is on its way to becoming a... 11:30 AM
  • Jungfer Marianne Leitmetzerin: In a New York Times interview in the early 1970s, Nilsson was asked about Norma. “Too many little... 11:27 AM
  • manou: There would be no sparing in their sparring. 10:57 AM
  • Gualtier M: Evidently Cicciabella, Kim’s boobs didn’t fit in her dress: http://pagesix.com /2016/05/23/kim-ka rdashians-boo... 10:47 AM
  • PCally: I hope so. Would love to see Netrebko sparing off with Herlitzius. 9:56 AM
  • Krunoslav: Well, one can think of several “could haves”, but VESPRI was not all that commonly given until relatively recently.... 9:19 AM
  • Krunoslav: Just to make sure, Opera Teen, that you have seen these Kabaivanska FRANCESCA clips (Turin, 1980 w/ the wooden but serviceable... 9:09 AM
  • mjmacmtenor: Elinor Ross could have. She debuted at the Met as Turandor and sang Nirma and several florid Verdi roles (though I cannot... 8:58 AM

Context unbecoming

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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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