britney_top_tenLa Cieca reminds the cher public: you still have one week to come up with a top ten list about the decade from the beginning of 2000 to the end of 2009, with the winner taking home a $100 Amazon gift card.

Clever contributor Devon Estes (not pictured) has suggested to La Cieca what may well turn out to be the bestest discussion idea in many a moon. With the turn of the decade approaching and the end of the Oughts near at hand, what better way to mark the passing of the first decade of a new millennium than by making lists? 

Your task, cher public: create one or several top ten lists of the best or worst in opera from January 1, 2000 until (extrapolating) December 31, 2009. These lists can be of singers, productions, events, recordings — whatever you think can best and most entertainingly be condensed into a list of the magical 10.

As with any of these open-ended comment fests, La Cieca thinks the best contributions are those that include nice, vivid details. She is not averse to the use of YouTube clips or external links to help illustrate the points you are trying to make.

La Cieca will keep this discussion thread open through the end of 2009, and as soon as she recovers from the double-whammy New Year’s Eve of the Met’s new Carmen production and the traditional Countess De Lave “wee juggie,” (also not picture) La Cieca will award that gift that goes with everything, a $100 Amazon gift card to the compiler of the toppest of all top tens.

And discuss, please! Discuss!