Table Of Contents: November 2004

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November 2004

Vol. 69, No. 5

The Art of the Diva III
Kiri Te Kanawa
Renata Tebaldi


Features
The Good Life
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At sixty, Kiri Te Kanawa is enjoying her place out of the sun. BARRY SINGER catches up with the soprano, who makes her Los Angeles Opera debut this month in Samuel Barber's Vanessa.
The People's Diva
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Was any soprano ever more beloved than Renata Tebaldi? IRA SIFF revisits the days when Tebaldi reigned as queen of the Metropolitan Opera.
Whatever Happened to Demented?
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Twenty years ago, ETHAN MORDDEN redefined the landscape of opera stardom with his book, Demented: the World of the Opera Diva. Today, Mordden contends that talents who live dangerously are in short supply.
Vivat Regina!
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From the beginning of her career, Regina Resnik demonstrated the keen theatricality and eloquent musicianship that remained her trademarks for fifty years. The mezzo talks to STEPHEN HASTINGS about her early days at the Met on the sixtieth anniversary of her company debut.
French Pearl
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The incomparable Mady Mesplé set the standard for French lyric sopranos in her generation. DAVID J. BAKER talks to everybody's favorite Lakmé.
High Heat
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FRED COHN watches dynamic Bulgarian soprano Alexandrina Pendatchanska cook.
Zinka Takes Off
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Zinka Milanov had one of the great Metropolitan Opera careers. BRUCE BURROUGHS looks at the anxiety-filled negotiations preceding the soprano's 1937 arrival in New York.
Queen of Harts
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On the eve of an Avery Fisher Hall gala tribute to her and to her late husband, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle Hart - singer, actress, arts advocate and erstwhile Metropolitan Opera Prince Orlofsky - reminisces with REBECCA PALLER.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
The Good Life
Subscribers Only
At sixty, Kiri Te Kanawa is enjoying her place out of the sun. BARRY SINGER catches up with the soprano, who makes her Los Angeles Opera debut this month in Samuel Barber's Vanessa.
The People's Diva
Subscribers Only
Was any soprano ever more beloved than Renata Tebaldi? IRA SIFF revisits the days when Tebaldi reigned as queen of the Metropolitan Opera.
Whatever Happened to Demented?
Subscribers Only
Twenty years ago, ETHAN MORDDEN redefined the landscape of opera stardom with his book, Demented: the World of the Opera Diva. Today, Mordden contends that talents who live dangerously are in short supply.
Vivat Regina!
Subscribers Only
From the beginning of her career, Regina Resnik demonstrated the keen theatricality and eloquent musicianship that remained her trademarks for fifty years. The mezzo talks to STEPHEN HASTINGS about her early days at the Met on the sixtieth anniversary of her company debut.
French Pearl
Subscribers Only
The incomparable Mady Mesplé set the standard for French lyric sopranos in her generation. DAVID J. BAKER talks to everybody's favorite Lakmé.
High Heat
Subscribers Only
FRED COHN watches dynamic Bulgarian soprano Alexandrina Pendatchanska cook.
Zinka Takes Off
Subscribers Only
Zinka Milanov had one of the great Metropolitan Opera careers. BRUCE BURROUGHS looks at the anxiety-filled negotiations preceding the soprano's 1937 arrival in New York.
Queen of Harts
Subscribers Only
On the eve of an Avery Fisher Hall gala tribute to her and to her late husband, Moss Hart, Kitty Carlisle Hart - singer, actress, arts advocate and erstwhile Metropolitan Opera Prince Orlofsky - reminisces with REBECCA PALLER.
Viewpoint
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The Sound of Gorgeous
OperaWatch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat
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Fleming makes her literary debut with Viking's The Inner Voice; Flanigan sings for the homeless of New York; Kennedy Center honors Dame Joan
by BRIAN KELLOW
Letters
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Sound Bites: Kelly Kaduce
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Reunion: Julia Migenes
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by ERIC MYERS
Dateline
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Coda: Follow That Star
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by JAMES C. WHITSON
Books
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Renée Fleming's The Inner Voice; two surveys of American singers; a guide to learning to love opera; music and gesture in nineteenth-century opera

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