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Regie off the port bow

Sometimes the simplest solutions are best, as Pat C. realized in identifying our previous Regie quiz as Samson et Dalila. This Victorian realization of the work was directed by Patrick Kinmonth for the Grand Théâtre de Genève. After a video glimpse at this staging, a change in mode of transportation will carry us to our next quiz. Read more »

I’ve been working on the regie road

Remember, remember, the first of November, the Occupy regie and quiz! In fact, it required only a few hours of that fateful day for spiderman to identify the opera in question. It was indeed Verdi’s Macbeth, in a staging by Ivo van Hove for the Opéra de Lyon. Another puzzler, this one “period” in style, follows the jump. Read more »

Whose regie? Our regie!

Oh, those Alps (“Loved her, hated him!”) have done it again, or at least for the first time. SF Guy correctly reasoned from those familiar peaks that the opera in question in last week’s Regie quiz was La Wally. This very chic production was devised by Guy Joosten for the Theater St Gallen, and for those curious about Aufführungspraxis of the Catalani repertoire, La Cieca offers a video trailer of the show immediately following the jump. Read more »

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Reflections in a golden regie

Our Own Ercole Farnese demonstrated that his brain is as well-developed as his trapezoids by guessing, quickly and accurately, that last week’s Regie Quiz depicted Rienzi.

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Le grand regie

A name new to La Cieca, but surely soon to become familiar indeed, Phantom Violist, cracked the regie code last week.

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There’s no place like Regie

La Cieca (not pictured) tips her hat (pictured) to the participants in our second “Regie to the Rescue” competition.

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The Regie Files

With almost frightening speed, floridante2k nailed our most recent Regie quiz.

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Regie Bergère

The little grey cells of cosmodimontevergine came in quite handy in unraveling the mystery of our previous regie quiz.

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Regie like a fox

ell, La Cieca thought for a while there that last week’s Regie quiz had stumped the entire panel, but then along came floridante2k with the right answer.

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Down in the Regie on the ninetieth floor

Our most recent Regie quiz provided a rare occasion on which La Cieca can perform her own victory cantata the celebrate the defeat of the nimble minds of the cher public.

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