Table Of Contents: February 2003

opera news

February 2003

Vol. 67, No. 8

Deborah Voigt
The Met's new Troyens
Opera on Public TV


Features
Her Brilliant Career
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Operatically speaking, Deborah Voigt has it all -- four starring roles at the Met this season, including Cassandre in the company's new Les Troyens, 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.
Epic Proportions
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HUGH MACDONALD looks at Hector Berlioz's lifelong admiration for Vergil's Aeneid, a story that the composer endowed with unequalled grandeur in Les Troyens.
Blackout
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Will opera disappear from public TV? BARRY SINGER reports.
Unbroken Line
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WILL CRUTCHFIELD reveals the surprising influence that the composer of Il Pirata had on Richard Wagner, who believed that "Bellini wrote melodies more beautiful than one's dreams."
Diva Profiling
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This season, the Met presents one of its top stars, Renée Fleming, in Il Pirata, 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
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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
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Martina Arroyo and Marquita Lister dish directors, conductors and the Queen Mary. IRA SIFF moderates.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Viewpoint
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by RUDOLPH S. RAUCH
Opera Watch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat
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by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites: Gordon Gietz
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by WILLIAM V. MADISON
Broadcast: Die Entführung aus dem Serail
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Broadcast: Il Pirata
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Broadcast: Don Giovanni
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Broadcast: Les Troyens
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Cast Pages
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Opera News Quiz
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Record Collecting: Hobby or Obsession?
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by GEORGE JELLINEK
Books
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The adventures of prima donna Blanche Arral; the criticism of Tim Page
Obituaries
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Singers Elena Nikolaidi and Mariana Paunova; pianist Lowell Farr; ballerina Mia Slavenska
Dateline
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Coda: The Phantom Menace?
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by FRED COHN

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