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  • phoenix: Best comment I’ve ever read re the present-day situation at the Met. If only they would close... 11:01 AM
  • GaGa: What seems to have led to this contretemps was a desire “to bring the action as far downstage as... 10:55 AM
  • kashania: The COC never has a prompter and the singers seem to do just fine. 10:50 AM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I thought I knew the Naxos catalog well, but “Music For Glass Harmonica” was... 10:49 AM
  • Quanto Painy Fakor: See also httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=-CXS 7j1pH0g http://www.oper... 10:46 AM
  • peter: Could it just be that the distance between the conductor and the singers on the vast Met stage... 10:45 AM
  • Cocky Kurwenal: That’s just a repetition of the assertion. I know what a prompter does. 10:43 AM
  • mandryka: Very good question. 10:43 AM
  • Buster: Frau ohne Schatten. 10:37 AM
  • ML: Fundamental needs = timing, cueing, recalling 10:32 AM

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