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Table Of Contents: February 2003
Vol. 67, No. 8
The Met's new
Opera on Public TV
Her Brilliant Career
Operatically speaking, Deborah Voigt has it all -- four starring roles at the Met this season, including Cassandre in the company's new
, and a full calendar of plum assignments all over the world. Is she having fun yet? BRIAN KELLOW talks to the soprano about the pressures of the fame game.
HUGH MACDONALD looks at Hector Berlioz's lifelong admiration for Vergil's
, a story that the composer endowed with unequalled grandeur in
Will opera disappear from public TV? BARRY SINGER reports.
WILL CRUTCHFIELD reveals the surprising influence that the composer of
had on Richard Wagner, who believed that "Bellini wrote melodies more beautiful than one's dreams."
This season, the Met presents one of its top stars, Renée Fleming, in
, a repertory rarity. In 1920, the Met presented one of its top stars, Geraldine Farrar, in Zazà, a repertory rarity. FRED COHN checks the record to see if any history has repeated itself.
No Minor Roles
Kurt Moll delivers maximum impact in all of his characterizations. The veteran bass, Osmin in this month's Met broadcast of
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
, talks to MARTIN BERNHEIMER.
Face to Face
Martina Arroyo and Marquita Lister dish directors, conductors and the Queen Mary. IRA SIFF moderates.
by RUDOLPH S. RAUCH
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites: Gordon Gietz
by WILLIAM V. MADISON
Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Opera News Quiz
Record Collecting: Hobby or Obsession?
by GEORGE JELLINEK
The adventures of prima donna Blanche Arral; the criticism of Tim Page
Singers Elena Nikolaidi and Mariana Paunova; pianist Lowell Farr; ballerina Mia Slavenska
Coda: The Phantom Menace?
by FRED COHN
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