Table Of Contents: March 2003

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March 2003

Vol. 67, No. 9

La Bohème on Broadway
The Great 1960s Vocal Crisis
Vladimir Galouzine on Otello


Features
Bohemians on Broadway
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How did a 107-year-old opera become the hit of the Broadway season? BROOKS PETERS looks for an answer in the audience.
Strictly Bohemian
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ERIC MYERS talks to Baz Luhrmann, the man who brought Puccini to Broadway.
There Goes the Neighborhood
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JÖRG VON UTHMANN charts the ever-shifting world of Paris's bohemians.
A New Lion Roars
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Vladimir Galouzine, who sings his first Met performances of Verdi's Otello this month, holds MATTHEW GUREWITSCH spellbound.
Power Shortage
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In the 1960s, a galaxy of beloved opera stars underwent very public vocal crises -- and the effects of this upheaval still linger. STEVEN BLIER reports.
Turandot's Last Riddle
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ALAN RICH listens to Luciano Berio's new ending for Puccini's famously unfinished swan song.
Appraising Alfredo
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DAVID J. BAKER puts the callow hero of La Traviata under the microscope.
The March of Adamo
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Composer Mark Adamo, whose Little Women arrives at NYCO this month, visits with WILLIAM V. MADISON.
Tales From The Triptych
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FRED COHN profiles Steve Reich's multimedia opera Three Tales, due on DVD this spring.
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: Jill Grove
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by ERIC MEYERS
Notes From the Road: Dolora Zajick in Barcelona
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by WILLIAM V. MADISON
Broadcast: Turandot
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Broadcast: La Bohème
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Broadcast: La Traviata
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Broadcast: Otello
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Video
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On DVD: Zeffirelli's 2001 production of Aida for Busseto; Karajan conducts Freni and Gianni Raimondi in 1965 La Bohème; Del Monaco and Carteri as Otello and Desdemona; Menotti's film of The Medium, with Powers, Alberghetti and Coleman
Obituaries
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Designer Maria Bjørnson; Santa Fe Opera founder John Crosby; NYCO veteran Ruth Kobart; administrator Kathy Magiera; manager Agnes Eisenberger
Dateline
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Coda: Opera on the Book
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by BETSY MINGO

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