It’s taken more than a month for La Cieca to return to the Regie to the Rescue competition thanks in part to the generous wordage of the cher public. But, as the above Garlandesque image implies, it’s Rysanekfreak who takes the prize for a pop-cultural extravaganza overlaid on modest little Mignon.  Our next Regie Rescue follows the jump.  

In honor of tonight’s season-opening extravaganza, and in what perhaps may be interpreted as something less than “in honor” of Bartlett Sher’s contribution to the festivities, La Cieca now asks you, the cher public, to devise a Regie scenario for L’elisir d’amore, the more detail the better, with the goal of making the opera as lively and entertaining as the text and music will allow. The best attempt at fulfilling this tall order (as judged by La Cieca’s blue ribbon panel of experts) will win a coveted Gift Card.

All entries must be date-stamped prior to midnight on Wednesday, October 3, and the decision of your doyenne’s panel is, as always, utterly final.