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Aligning the Stars
Thirty-two-year-old British conductor Robin Ticciati has covered an astonishing amount of musical ground in record time.
Beyond Bel Canto
This summer, fearless Bulgarian soprano Alex Penda takes on the title role in a new production of Salome at Santa Fe Opera.
Sound Bites: Speranza Scappucci
This month the Roman conductor makes her Santa Fe Opera debut leading a new production of La Fille du Régiment.
Franz Welser-Möst, who leads Salzburg's Fidelio this month, believes in letting the music define the drama — and isn't afraid to say so.
Out of Pesaro
Michele Mariotti grew up at Italy's Rossini Festival. Now he's taking everything he learned to the world's stages as one of opera's most sought-after young conductors.
Layers of Skin
This month, new-music champion Alan Gilbert conducts the U.S. premiere of George Benjamin's modern masterpiece, Written on Skin, at the Mostly Mozart Festival.
The Modern Classicist
Karl Böhm believed that if he achieved the ideal balance of musical elements, the masterpieces of Mozart, Strauss and Berg would reveal themselves fully.
Constantine Orbelian leads Dmitri Hvorostovsky and a stellar cast in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.
August 2015 — VOL. 80, NO. 2
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Charlie Parker's Yardbird
, given its world premiere by Opera Philadelphia, should travel as long as tenor Lawrence Brownlee wants to sing it.
Katie Mitchell's new production of
at the Aix-en-Provence festival ignored the conventions of
, preferring to tell the story with colorful theatricality managed with exemplary technical skill.
Norwegian Soprano Lise Davidsen and Romanian tenor Ioan Hotea Win Top Prizes in Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition in London
Eleven Singers Enter Final Round of Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition in London
Jon Vickers, 88, Heroic Canadian Tenor, Has Died
John Berry, Embattled Artistic Director of English National Opera, Resigns
Reviews in this Issue
La Mort de Cléopâtre
Harold en Italie
Dmitry Sinkovsky: “Plays and Sings Vivaldi”
Isabel Leonard and Brian Zeger: "Preludios"
Jonathan Antoine: “Tenore”
Mark Padmore and Kristian Bezuidenhout: “Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart"
Max Raabe: “Eine Nacht in Berlin”
MusicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis: “RAMEAU: The Sound of Light”
Ring Around Quartet and Consort: “Frottole: Popular Songs of Renaissance Italy”
Hymns and Prayers
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
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