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Constantine Orbelian leads Dmitri Hvorostovsky and a stellar cast in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.
Composing a Life
Jake Heggie has overcome some dark days to ascend to the top of his profession. This fall, his latest work, Great Scott, bows at Dallas Opera.
Listening to the Hebrides: A Journey to the Isle of Staffa
MARJORIE SANDOR follows in the footsteps of Felix Mendelssohn, finding inspiration and awe in the ancient isles off the Scottish coast.
The baritone, a graduate of the Met's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, appears this month at Cincinnati Opera as Malatesta in Don Pasquale
Sound Bites: Alexey Lavrov
Road Show: Stephen Costello in Philadelphia
The tenor, a native of the City of Brotherly Love, gives an insider look at his hometown's cultural and culinary highlights.
Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher at the New York Philharmonic
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard dominated the stage as the title heroine in New York Philharmonic performances of Arthur Honegger's hybrid oratorio.
Les Troyens at San Francisco Opera
In the long-awaited return of Berlioz's epic to SFO, Susan Graham sang the role of Dido with unstinting commitment, idiomatic French and an abundance of vocal reserves.
July 2015 — VOL. 80, NO. 1
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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....
Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical
, which this month had its official Broadway opening at the Circle in the Square Theater, is funny, touching, unsettling and thought-provoking. It’s also utterly entertaining.
Richard Strauss's autobiographical opera,
, arrived at Garsington Opera in an unfailingly sharp and witty production directed by Bruno Ravella and conducted by Jac van Steen.
In its world-premiere performances at San Francisco Opera, Marco Tutino's
Two Women (La Ciociara)
emerged less a work of neo-verismo than a predominantly bland assemblage of musical themes and dramaturgical devices.
Christian Thielemann Appointed Music Director of Germany's Bayreuth Festival
Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky Diagnosed with Brain Tumor, Cancels Engagements through August
Kirill Petrenko Named as Chief Conductor Designate of the Berlin Philharmonic
Belarusian Soprano Nadine Koutcher Wins 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition
Reviews in this Issue
Dmitri Hvorostovsky: “Wait for Me”
Così Fan Tutte
Piotr Beczala: “The French Collection”
Sunhae Im: “Orfeo[s]”
Die Israeliten in der Wüste
Etienne Dupuis: “Love Blows as the Wind Blows”
Giuseppe Campora, Gianni Poggi, Gino Penno, Giacinto Prandelli: "Operatic Recitals"
Der Tod Jesu
Marie-Josée Lord: “Amazing Grace”
Jacob a Labano Fugiens
NIELSEN: Songs for Choir
NYMAN: Symphony No. 11,
Angel Blue: “Joy Alone”
The Mother of Us All
“The Mother of Us All” Suite
Tito Schipa: "In Concert”
Tito Schipa: "Songs & Arias, 1955-1964”
Yoram Chaiter: “Spirituals & Other Songs”
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