Cher Public

That midnight kiss

It has come to La Cieca’s attention that many members of the cher public have not had a chance to apply their vaunted analytical skills toward the challenging Salome-themed vocal identification quiz arranged by Our Own Christopher Corwin (not pictured) included the recent livecast of the Richard Strauss music drama. As such, the mystifying clip is appended.   Read more »

Sausendes, brausendes Rad der Zeit

At long last, cher public, a finale to our Senta’s Ballad quiz, nearly a month late! The name of the winner and the complete lists of sopranos after the jump.  Read more »

Spin the dial

In preparation for tomorrow night’s revival of Der fliegende Holländer at the Met, it’s time for you, the cher public, to check how well do you know your Sentas. After the jump, a quiz featuring 15 singers performing Senta’s Ballad. Your task is to identify all of them, in the correct order, in the comments section below.  Read more »

Baton vs. glass ceiling

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce that applications are now being accepted for a unique residential program designed to provide training and career support for distinctively talented women conductors.

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Panel stumped

La Cieca admits she was surprised the historically well-informed cher public missed the mark so frequently on the “Breadbox” quiz.

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Reminder: predict the Met’s 2017-2018 casting and win big!

The Met Casting for 2017-2018 competition closes at 10:00 AM tomorrow (Wednesday).

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Cast thy breadbox upon the waters

What better time for a competition in which you, the cher public (pictured), attempt to predict the future?

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Ah! Manon, mi tradisce

Our Own Chris Corwin (not pictured) has taken a peek at the current guesses for the “Sola perduta” quiz and notes that fewer than half of the selections offered have been correctly identified.

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