Table Of Contents: October 2001

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Divo Power

Vol. 66, No. 4

Roberto Alagna surprises Brooks Peters

Special Recordings Issue
Sumi Jo
Colin Davis
New Releases for 2001-02


Features
opera news Rare Bird
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How many voices can a nightingale have? Sumi Jo is one of opera's most accomplished coloraturas, yet she's also a crossover phenomenon, whose disc of contemporary Broadway show tunes has sold more than 700,000 copies. DAVID J. BAKER talks with her about her singular career.
opera news Through a Speaker, Darkly
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For over a century, the living history of singing has been preserved by recordings. But how accurate are they? ALAN WAGNER reports.
Tradition of Quality
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Colin Davis made recording history in the '60s and '70s with his trailblazing Berlioz cycle for Philips. As GEORGE HALL discovers, the London Symphony Orchestra principal conductor is as bold as ever.
New from the Studios
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JOANNE SYDNEY LESSNER previews the new CDs scheduled for release this season.
opera news Growing Season
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Tannhäuser in Tulsa? BRIAN KELLOW makes a pilgrimage to the Sooner State to find out why opera is thriving in Oklahoma.
opera news High Profile
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Tenor Roberto Alagna has been front-page news ever since he skyrocketed to the top of his profession a half-decade ago. Is there an artist behind the hype? BROOKS PETERS traveled to Florence to watch Alagna in action. He was surprised by what he found.
opera news Life Begins at Twenty
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HANS FANTEL reflects on two decades of listening to CDs.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
OperaWatch
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Metropolitan Opera Guild Annual Report
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By SUSAN BRADDOCK
Viewpoint
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Singer's Diary: A New Voice
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By WAYMAN CHIN
Letter from Boston
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By JUDITH MALAFRONTE
Coda
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Temp Work. By BROOKS PETERS
Books
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John Ardoin spends a year with Valery Gergiev; an opera guide from Father M. Owen Lee
Houston Grand Opera Broadcasts
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Dateline
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