In honor of “Talk Like a Pirate Day” La Cieca invites you, the cher public, to share reminiscences (and, where applicable, YouTube clips) of your favorite pirate recordings. These need not necessarily include the appearance of Maria Callas.

To begin with, few live opera recordings can surpass the legendary 1959 Adriana Lecouvreur with the late Magda Olivero heading the cast, a document that is currently available as a free download from our friends at Opera Depot.