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  • kashania: Mrs JC has been busy on a new play! http://www.nytimes .com/2014/08/02/th eater/albert-in... 10:52 AM
  • Milady DeWinter: Porgy, I agree that Cossotto was very versatile and a pretty accomplished bel canto stylist... 10:17 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Well Camille I am glad you are well and just busy with your own affairs. Have had a busy... 10:09 AM
  • Clita del Toro: Consider: why does a “seriousR 21; artist like “Val” bother with silly... 9:56 AM
  • Camille: Gnädige Feldy Camille is very preoccupied this summer and the forthcoming fall season with her own... 9:29 AM
  • Rowna: Sutherland seemed to have had at least 3 vocal careers. While I was in college (the mid to late 60s) I... 9:10 AM
  • ML: Dresden – zu teuer Tosca – genug, genug, aber es ist mit Fisch als Montanaro besser 8:53 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Thielemann am 4.9? Staatskapelle Dresden im Gateig. Und vor der SF noch Tosca. Ich hoffe... 8:30 AM
  • ML: I’m glad the season is over with. Now a whole month of nothing :-) until Die schweigsame Frau. 7:58 AM
  • Feldmarschallin: Yes I miss Mrs Claggart as well and she hasn’t posted in a long time here or on her... 7:19 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