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Three for the Regie

Posted in quiz, regie on January 30, 2008 by lacieca

Our Mystery Regie this time presents a standard opera in three acts. So let’s see one image from each act — although each image is from a different production of the work.

Remember, cher public, if you actually recognize the production, hold your tongue and allow others to guess!


Regie on the rocks

Posted in quiz, regie on January 22, 2008 by lacieca

You’ve all worked out that the previous Regie quiz was Don Carlos in the Peter Konwitschny production. So now, how about a few guesses what opera these two photos might represent? (Please, any of you who already know the production, please let the others try to work it out!)

Spanish inquisition

Posted in regie, youtube on January 19, 2008 by lacieca

Given the current lively discussion of Peter Konwitschny‘s regie of Don Carlos, La Cieca thought the cher public might like to see (and to debate) the “Celestial Voice” scene from this production.

UPDATE: Since the discussion has now broadened to involve the context of this scene, La Cieca has substituted a player with a selection of scenes from this production.

Regie, Steady, Go!

Posted in quiz, regie on January 18, 2008 by lacieca

Two images from a recent production of … well, you tell me!

Our previous Regie riddle? It’s Tristan und Isolde, of course, directed by “The Cher of Regisseurs,” that one-named wonder Rosalie.

Journalist desperately seeking emoticon for sarcasm

Posted in critic, regie on January 14, 2008 by lacieca

“Seattle Opera did more than put an intermission between the two scenes. It restored, or opened, to use opera terminology, customary cuts in the score and invented a dream sequence to open Act 2, using music written by Leoncavallo but not for Pagliacci. Two mimes, Comedy, in white, and Tragedy, in black, open the opera and stay a part of the action until the end, when Comedy has lost the game. What an effective device.” — R. M Campbell,

In questa Regie or son mille ani

Posted in quiz, regie on January 14, 2008 by lacieca

Three images from a single production of an opera in the standard repertoire. What is the opera?

76 Trombones Led the Big Regie

Posted in quiz, regie on January 9, 2008 by lacieca

So, tell me, what is this jolly-looking opera? (UPDATE: La Cieca has added a second image from the same production.)

The previous Regie was Die Fledermaus, the first act trio for Rosalinde, Alfred and Frank.