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  • rapt: I can’t speak to the in-house experience, but, having seen the HD, I can believe that the latter had virtues the former... 5:06 PM
  • suzyQ: DSS I didn’t see the HD because I saw the Elektra in the house. I’ve seen it twice and may go again for the last... 5:02 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: I missed the Elektra Live in HD yesterday and am considering seeing the repeat on Wednesday night. Need some advice from... 4:32 PM
  • Signor Bruschino: Curious what the breakeven is on these broadcasts- If they split the $ with the movies, they net about $500k- 4:01 PM
  • The Poet Lenski: Elektra was definitely the least attended transmission at my local theater (suburban Philadelphia). I would say there... 3:39 PM
  • Jmrd: In my local cineplex Madama Butterfly was by far the busiest followed by Turandot. Lulu or Devereux were probably the quietest. 3:31 PM
  • Nelly della Vittoria: I was there too. He was good, wasn’t he? Missing that last bit of ardour, maybe, but it was elegantly done. As... 3:17 PM
  • armerjacquino: You know what, bronzino? If you want to live in a world where, say, Kiri te Kanawa is considered a greater artist than,... 3:08 PM

Pardon the expression, but this is a steal

The complete recording of Der Ring des Nibelungen conducted by Christian Thielemann at the Bayreuth Festival is now on sale for only $5.99.

And, no, I am not making this up.

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 »

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The lady in question

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

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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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