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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. But we do have a runner-up, to be revealed after the jump.

Best of the lot was Baritony, with 10 or 11 correct answers: no prize this time, but well-listened, Baritony!

The 16 Posas, as heard on the quiz were:

1. Ettore Bastianini – Salzburg 1960
2. Matteo Manuguerra – French Radio 1967
3. Tito Gobbi – Covent Garden 1958
4. Piero Cappuccilli – La Scala 1970
5. Yuri Mazurok – Covent Garden 1979
6. Bernd Weikl – MET 1989
7. Paolo Coni – Turin 1990
8. Mariusz Kwiecien – Covent Garden 2013
9. Robert Merrill – MET 1950
10. Gabriel Bacquier – Buenos Aires 1967
11. Louis Quilico – Philadelphia 1966
12. Dmitri Hvorostovsky – London 1997
13. Thomas Allen – Paris 1987
14. Renato Bruson – Covent Garden 1979
15. Kostas Paskalis – Vienna 1967
16. Simon Keenlyside – Cleveland 2003

Since this quiz was apparently not your cup of tea, cher public, La Cieca will throw the floor open to suggestions for future competitions. Anyone?