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  • redbear: This month, Capriccio is running concurrently with Trovatore, next month Meistersinger is running with Trovatore, April has... 4:07 PM
  • danpatter: What a great review! I love all the detail and the thoughtful examination of this work. Thanks! Now, if there were only a small... 3:51 PM
  • m. croche: Plus a Francesconi premiere and a Cavalli. So really, composers-ending-w ith-i are pretty well covered. 3:47 PM
  • fletcher: Yeah, strange that they’re spending all that time with Rameau, Gluck, Berlioz, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, and Offenbach –... 3:37 PM
  • dgf: Mr. Innauarato’s review of “Cold Mountain” is spot on. I was puzzled at how many of the reviews after last... 3:37 PM
  • gloria: GOOD NEWS – Jonas Kaufmann issued a statement of regret to US fans 2/7/16. Little things do mean a lot. This year he has... 3:18 PM
  • Gualtier M: Roberto is only two or three years older than Angela. They are the same generation – not really “an older... 3:01 PM
  • steveac10: Yeah, if you need illusion netting to pull off a racer back gown…just say no. 3:00 PM

Highlight of the gods

Our JJ‘s recent reminiscences over at WQXR about the whopping cost of a Ring recording back in the Mad Men era seemed all the more startling to La Cieca when she took a gander at a “new” live Ring offered by our friends at Opera Depot.
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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 »

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Fire down below

The Immolation Quiz now stands tied between two competitors, each of whom has identified correctly 20 of the 25 singers represented.

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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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