Table Of Contents: June 2001

opera news

Stephanie Blythe in Bloom

Vol. 65, No. 12

by F. Paul Driscoll

Carol Vaness
Miss Havisham's Fire in St. Louis
Florence Foster Jenkins


Features
opera news Poetic License
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Seamus Heaney's new translation of Diary of One Who Vanished is featured this month at Manhattan's Lincoln Center Festival. MICHAEL DERVAN interviews Ireland's Nobel Prize-winning poet about putting new words to Janácek's music.
Rekindling Miss Havisham's Fire
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Miss Havisham's Fire, Dominick Argento's operatic take on Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations, had a troubled first run at New York City Opera in 1979. This month, the composer's revision of Havisham is unveiled at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. WILLIAM R. BRAUN reports.
The Rules of the Road
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ANDREW FARACH-COLTON talks to soprano Carol Vaness, who is now providing the voice of experience in singer training programs.
opera news Barnstorming
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Wagner in a calving barn? JEANNIE WILLIAMS extols the rustic pleasures of Great Britain's unconventional Longborough Festival.
opera news Blythe in Bloom
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Is there anything Stephanie Blythe can't sing? F. PAUL DRISCOLL profiles the rising young mezzo, who has flourished in Handel, Bizet, Offenbach and Rossini by combining golden-age singing with twenty-first-century savvy. And her way with an Irving Berlin tune ain't chopped liver, either.
opera news Florence Nightingale
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Her singing was extraordinary; her fans were legion. She was probably the worst soprano in the world. BROOKS PETERS applauds the peerless Florence Foster Jenkins.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Viewpoint
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opera news Barnstorming
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Wagner in a calving barn? JEANNIE WILLIAMS extols the rustic pleasures of Great Britain's unconventional Longborough Festival.
Sight and Sound: You're Surrounded!
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By ANTHONY CHIARELLA
Singer's Diary: And The Runners-up Are...
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By BRIAN KELLOW
opera news Blythe in Bloom
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Is there anything Stephanie Blythe can't sing? F. PAUL DRISCOLL profiles the rising young mezzo, who has flourished in Handel, Bizet, Offenbach and Rossini by combining golden-age singing with twenty-first-century savvy. And her way with an Irving Berlin tune ain't chopped liver, either.
Rekindling Miss Havisham's Fire
Subscribers Only
Miss Havisham's Fire, Dominick Argento's operatic take on Charles Dickens's novel Great Expectations, had a troubled first run at New York City Opera in 1979. This month, the composer's revision of Havisham is unveiled at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. WILLIAM R. BRAUN reports.
The Rules of the Road
Subscribers Only
ANDREW FARACH-COLTON talks to soprano Carol Vaness, who is now providing the voice of experience in singer training programs.
opera news Florence Nightingale
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Her singing was extraordinary; her fans were legion. She was probably the worst soprano in the world. BROOKS PETERS applauds the peerless Florence Foster Jenkins.
opera news Poetic License
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Seamus Heaney's new translation of Diary of One Who Vanished is featured this month at Manhattan's Lincoln Center Festival. MICHAEL DERVAN interviews Ireland's Nobel Prize-winning poet about putting new words to Janácek's music.
Dateline
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opera news Letter from London
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By GEORGE HALL
Books
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The third installment of John B. Steane's Singers of the Century; Ballet and Opera in the Age of "Giselle"; a history of Dallas Opera
Coda
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Chacun à Son Goût Douteux. By LEONARD J. LEFF
opera news Letter from London
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By GEORGE HALL
On the Beat
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OperaWatch
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Letters
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Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts
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Jenufa, Tosca, Der Fliegende Holländer, Attila

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