Cher Public

La deserta donna

La Cieca hopes the cher public won’t let poor Manon Lescaut get too lonely out there in the bayou or the heath or whatever it is, because you’ll want stay close to listen to our latest Identification Quiz, 15 sopranos in full hysterical wail.   Read more »

Chiamo il mio ben così

Congratulations to Leitbreite (not pictured) whose cunning ears identified all but one of the singers in last week’s “Orpheus” quiz.   Read more »

Orphic mysteries

One of parterre’s most-requested features has returned, cher public, thanks to our indefatigable anthologist Chris Corwin. Your task this week: Name That Orpheus!   Read more »

Moor than expected

La Cieca guesses we will have to make these quizzes more challenging.

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Before sunset

In honor of the upcoming Met Opening Night, here’s a singer identification quiz featuring, for a change, music for a tenor: the climactic phrase from Otello’s third act monologue.

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Des Goldes Schmuck schmähte er nicht…

The clear winner of the “Dinner for Schmuck” competition is DharmaBray‘s succulent menu.

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Dinner for schmuck

In celebration of the impending retirement of San Francisco Opera’s head honcho David Gockley, La Cieca proposed a quick midweek competition, with a first prize of not having dinner with San Francisco Opera’s head honcho David Gockley.

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Triskaidekaphilia

Your task: name the Ortruds, all unlucky 13 of them.

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