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  • Su Traditor: The scene was toned down – much less screaming from the actress and no assault with the gun 7:11 AM
  • armerjacquino: Popp recorded the whole of Daphne: http://www.amazon. com/Strauss-Daphne -Richard/dp/B00002 6EXI so you might find it on... 4:40 AM
  • Krunoslav: ‘If Maria had lived in ancient times, a constellation would have been named after her.’ You mean the way AASE MINOR... 3:10 AM
  • Cicciabella: Beautiful animation. If Maria had lived in ancient times, a constellation would have been named after her. 1:36 AM
  • m. croche: httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=zQHT blcylF0 1:13 AM
  • zinka: OT httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=tNrR XyPNxqE&featur e=youtu.be So beautiful…an d sad!!!!! 12:33 AM
  • mia apulia: quite a romp, Forrester! a great relief from Arabella….. 12:26 AM
  • PCally: Camille, Studer is the empress on the Sawallisch, but she’s better on the Solti DVD. She is probably my favorite Elisabeth... 12:22 AM

Dead heat

Now the deadline has passed for the Immolation Quiz, La Cieca is happy if a bit puzzled to announce that the result is a tie: two of the cher public were able to identify 23 of the 25 voices in the quiz correctly.   Read more »

The lady in question

… is Anna Netrebko, performing “Vieni, t’affretta” from Verdi’s Macbeth at tonight’s opening gala at the Mariinsky. Read more »

Fire down below

The Immolation Quiz now stands tied between two competitors, each of whom has identified correctly 20 of the 25 singers represented. Furthermore, it appears to La Cieca that every artist heard in the compilation clip has been named, with the exception of two (2) dramatic sopranos. (She has been misidentified by several different commenters, in fact.) And so, cher public, for the same of your own copy of Wagner at the Met: Legendary Performances, your doyenne urges you to try, try again!

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Red letter day

“Her letter scene was glorious, and her final meeting with Onegin beguiling. Netrebko leaves nothing to be desired vocally and is a consummate artist as well.”

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Disc inferno

The music is “Brünnhilde’s Immolation Scene” and it is up to you (and I do mean you) to identify the 25 singers involved.

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My heart at thy sweet quiz

La Cieca has heard the rumblings (from you, the cher public) that we have not had a singer identification quiz in all too long a while.

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The big sleep

It’s time yet once again for a listening quiz, cher public, courtesy of Our Own armerjaquino.

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A time to weep

Don’t let the headline worry you, cher public, what’s coming up after the jump is meant to be good clean fun, with a prize even.

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Happy Birthday Birgit Nilsson

La Cieca wants to get a jump on this busy birthday season by offering a remembrance of Birgit Nilsson a day early.

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Perder quell’angelo?

Our own JJ (not pictured) received a belated birthday present in the form of an excerpt from last night’s concert in Vienna in which Anna Netrebko spreads her wings for a performance of “D’amor sull’ali rosee,” assisted by the luxe Manrico of Jonas Kaufmann.

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