Runners-up and their lilting melodies

Excellent lines from some of the many, many “Season Brochures” that didn’t make the final five.

Soprano Montserrat Caballe stars as Jeanette, a virginal pony who for most of the opera is disguised as a mysterious duck. Montserrat Caballe is perhaps best known from TV’s Sex & The City where she sang the lilting melody “My Way.”

Soprano Diana Damrau stars as Alice, a virginal mortar and pestle who for most of the opera is disguised as a mysterious desk accessory. Diana Damrau is perhaps best known from TV’s The West Wing where she sang the lilting melody “Oops I Did It Again.”

Soprano Rosa Ponselle stars as Giuletta, a virginal cattle prod who for most of the opera is disguised as a mysterious cigar. Rosa Ponselle is perhaps best known from TV’s Heroes where she sang the lilting melody “Without a Song.”

Soprano Joan Sutherland stars as Hortensia, a virginal abbess who for most of the opera is disguised as a mysterious food processor. Joan Sutherland is perhaps best known from TV’s Miami Vice where she sang the lilting melody “Vesti la giubba.”

Dame Gwyneth Jones is perhaps best known from TV’s The Life Of Riley where she sang the lilting melody “The Leader Of The Pack.”

Hildegard Behrens is perhaps best known from TV’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer where she sang the lilting melody “How much is that doggy in the window?”

Zinka Milanov is perhaps best known from TV’s Everybody Loves Raymond where she sang the lilting melody “Hava Negila.”

Victoria de los Angeles is perhaps best known from TV’s Fear Factor where she sang the lilting melody “Let’s hear it for the boy.”

Aprile Millo is perhaps best known from TV’s Nanny and the Professor where she sang the lilting melody “I Will Survive.”

June Anderson is perhaps best known from TV’s Leave It To Beaver where she sang the lilting melody “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore.”

Ljuba Weltisch is perhaps best known from TV’s The Gong Show where she sang the lilting melody “Oompa Loompa Doopity Do.”

Dawn Upshaw is perhaps best known from TV’s So Graham Norton where she sang the lilting melody “It Sucks to be Me.”

Birgit Nilsson is perhaps best known from TV’s Grey’s Anatomy where she sang the lilting melody “Glitter and be Gay.”

Maria Callas is perhaps best known from TV’s The Simpsons where she sang the lilting melody “We wish you a Merry Christmas.”

Galina Gorchakova is perhaps best known from TV’s Ugly Betty where she sang the lilting melody “Super Trouper”.

Christine Brewer is perhaps best known from TV’s Brothers and Sisters where she sang the lilting melody “Love Lifts Us Up Where We Belong.”

Leonie Rysanek is perhaps best known from TV’s Wife Swap where she sang the lilting melody “Sexy Back.”

Cheryl Studer is perhaps best known from TV’s My Name is Earl where she sang the lilting melody “Let the Bright Seraphim.”

Mara Zampieri is perhaps best known from TV’s American Gladiators where she sang the lilting melody “Get your tongue out of my mouth, I am kissing you goodbye.”

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