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The Art in Antiquity
Vivica Genaux has built a sterling reputation by resurrecting long-forgotten Baroque treasures. This month, she sings the title role in Veremonda, a Cavalli rarity, at Spoleto USA. ADAM WASSERMAN interviews the mezzo.
The Opera News Awards | Piotr Beczala
Henry Stewart pays tribute to the thrilling Polish tenor, who has the kind of voice you want to hang medals on.
The Opera News Awards | Ferruccio Furlanetto
Louise T. Guinther pays tribute to the Italian bass, who combines the dramatic range of a true character actor with a uniquely ravishing vocal endowment.
The Opera News Awards | Sondra Radvanovsky
ADAM WASSERMAN celebrates the artistry of Sondra Radvanovsky, who has taken on some of opera’s monumental prima donna roles with one of the most electrifying spinto voices of our time.
The Opera News Awards | Samuel Ramey
BRIAN KELLOW lauds the singular American bass, whose amazing command of breath and legato, round richness of tone and trumpet-like top filled his characters' darkest moments onstage with the light of humanity.
The Opera News Awards | Teresa Stratas
F. PAUL DRISCOLL extols the unmatched artistry of Teresa Stratas, whose commitment was unswerving, whose instinct was impeccable, and whose craft — her sheer know-how on a stage — was prodigious.
The Tenth Annual Opera News Awards
The Tenth Annual Opera News Awards | Presented to Piotr Beczala, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Sondra Radvanovsky, Samuel Ramey and Teresa Stratas
Road Show: Anthony Roth Costanzo in Kyoto
The countertenor, who was the first American opera singer to appear in a Kabuki play at the legendary Minami-za theater, talks to ERIC MYERS about his favorite places in Japan’s historic sacred city.
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Parsifal in Karlsruhe
Keith Warner’s richly detailed staging of Wagner’s final work at the Badisches Staatstheater was uncommonly insightful and thought provoking.
Singin' in the Rain in Paris
The Théâtre du Châtelet completed this season's trilogy of staged musicals drawn from the cinema with a triumphant new production by Robert Carsen.
This month, Jason Danieley returns to Broadway in The Visit, Kander and Ebb’s long-simmering musical based on the classic play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Rising star Sonya Yoncheva offers a captivating recital of arias from operas with a connection to the City of Light.
April 2015 — VOL. 79, NO. 10
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On the Record: Winners of the Tenth Annual Opera News Awards
On the Record: Opera News's 13th Annual Diva Issue
The Tucker Tradition
Tenor Michael Fabiano figured in most of the vocal high-points of this year's Richard Tucker Gala....
In Opera San Antonio’s double bill of
Segreto di Susanna
, Anna Caterina Antonacci applied an enormous palette of vocal colors and inflections to portray a woman losing control.
Antony McDonald’s new staging of
Tristan und Isolde
at Opéra National du Rhin at first seemed overly blasé and static, yet assumed a cumulative power as the evening progressed.
LoftOpera's performance of
had musical and theatrical integrity to spare, but was also playful and unpretentious, taking grand-opera grandiosity down to more modest earthly conditions.
The Metropolitan Opera Guild Appoints Thomas M. Martin as Managing Director
Andrew Porter, 86, Longtime
Critic Whose Prose and Musical Discoveries Changed Opera, Has Died
Contralto Maria Radner and Bass-Baritone Oleg Bryjak Killed in Germanwings Flight Crash in French Alps
Nicholas Brownlee, Marina Costa-Jackson, Joseph Dennis, Reginald Smith, Jr. and Virginie Verrez Named as Winners of Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions
Reviews in this Issue
The Importance of Being Earnest
Franco Fagioli: "Il Maestro"
STRAUSS: “Salzburger Liederabende 1956-2010”
BACH: Mass in B Minor
BACH: St. John Passion
The Dream of Gerontius
Giuseppe Valdengo: "Italian Songs"
Inge Borkh: "Operatic Recital"
The Polar Express
Marie-Eve Munger and Louise-Andrée Baril: "Colorature"
Le Vin Herbé
MOZART: Requiem, Vespers
"An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope"
Sonya Yoncheva: "Paris, Mon Amour"
Vincenzo Capezzuto: “Gondola”
Xavier Sabata: "I Dilettanti"
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