Cher Public

  • oscar: But Angela can still throw her arm up at the end of an aria like no one else can. 8:13 PM
  • armerjacquino: And I doubt she did it on the spur of the moment. 7:52 PM
  • antikitschychick: thanks for that clip NPW-Paris and looking forward to your report. Another thing to admire about her is how... 7:44 PM
  • Lady Abbado: If you liked that duet so much… httpv://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=nFR1 OqT64js 7:02 PM
  • Sanford: By the way, all three of the Lucias I’m singing with at Regina Opera sound better than the meh Nadine Sierra. 6:54 PM
  • Sanford: Isobel Leonard was awful. Talk about approximate coloratura! And that gown was hideous. Ugly color, badly designed. The Gioconda... 6:53 PM
  • armerjacquino: Hahaha, did he really? That’s hilarious. An ‘ah’ vowel is much, much easier to sing than an... 6:38 PM
  • antikitschychick: For a second there I thought you said “Leonardo DiCaprio is replacing JDD in Great Scott” LOL.... 6:13 PM

La deserta donna

La Cieca hopes the cher public won’t let poor Manon Lescaut get too lonely out there in the bayou or the heath or whatever it is, because you’ll want stay close to listen to our latest Identification Quiz, 15 sopranos in full hysterical wail.   Read more »

Chiamo il mio ben così

Congratulations to Leitbreite (not pictured) whose cunning ears identified all but one of the singers in last week’s “Orpheus” quiz.   Read more »

Before sunset

In honor of the upcoming Met Opening Night, here’s a singer identification quiz featuring, for a change, music for a tenor: the climactic phrase from Otello’s third act monologue.   Read more »

Maleficent

Triskaidekaphilia

Your task: name the Ortruds, all unlucky 13 of them.

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They’re only in it for the do

What with all the interest in the recent Rome performances of Aïda (and in part, at least, in Anja Harteros‘s approach to the high C in the Nile aria), La Cieca thought it would be fun to hear how some divas of the past and present have coped with that very challenging phrase. And, just for funsies, she decided to make it into a competition in which you can participate after the jump.  

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Ildar

Ufa the top

Here’s the winners of the Ildar Abdrazkov Quiz, Bluebeard and Krunoslav!

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Alexandre

Daily double

Here’s a quick last-minute quiz for you Martinu fans out there: answer the question after the jump and win two tickets to Gotham Chamber Opera’s double bill program of Alexandre bis and Comedy on the Bridge this week.

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Monster ball

I have banged on and on about doing an “Abscheulicher” quiz for years.

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Ah, je les écoute sans cesse

For your racionative pleasure, cher public, here’s an epistolary quiz in honor of the Met’s new production of Werther: 13 artists share Charlotte’s “Ces lettres! Ces lettres!” scena from Massenet’s opera.

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No Posa ability

Not perhaps as enthusiastic a response as La Cieca might have liked to the recent Posa quiz, and no official winner.

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