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  • Krunoslav: Looks like God Himself doesn’t want Nadja Michael back at the Met: http://www.accu... 10:56 AM
  • Will: Another African-American opera conductor is Willie Anthony Waters. He has pretty major chops here and... 10:33 AM
  • kashania: Giordani is only 52? No wonder he’s still hanging on… 10:32 AM
  • Lurker_del_Cairo: Brava! :lol: 10:30 AM
  • Will: Yes, the higher priced seat audience had to be protected from “the great unwashed!” 10:25 AM
  • tatiana: Redbear, really? I would have thought that Henry Lewis was pretty well known. He was a fine... 9:26 AM
  • MontyNostry: When I hear her or watch her on YouTube, I do always feel a dramatic and musical intensity, and... 9:05 AM
  • odabella: It is not hard to remember that at the old Metropolitan a lot of the public had to use a side door,... 8:48 AM
  • semira mide: Thanks for the clarification about the chapel. It seemed reasonable enough that it should be the... 7:59 AM
  • PetertheModest: Is she singing too much then, and beginning to wear down her voice ? This can happen, when a... 7:25 AM

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. Read more »

Monster ball

I have banged on and on about doing an “Abscheulicher” quiz for years, and the World Cup Final was so dull I thought I’d multitask. Apologies for a couple of scary gear changes in the pitch—it’s a mixture of live, vintage and studio recordings.   Read more »

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. Read more »

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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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Strike a Posa

It’s just a teensy bit late for Verdi’s birthday, but La Cieca thinks you’ll enjoy the latest vocal ID challenge, cher public.

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E d’ogni re maggior il Trubadur!

La Cieca and DeCaffarrelli unanimously hail Trubadur as winner of the “Ladies in the Dark” vocal ID competition.

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Pietà di me!

Perhaps, you, cher public, will be crying out the above-mentioned phrase when you hear the most recent vocal collage prepared by our dear DeCaffarrelli.

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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.

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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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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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