Table Of Contents: October 2005

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The Fourth Annual Diva Issue

Vol. 70, No. 4

The Callas Legacy
Dame Janet Baker
Christine Brewer
Piazza's Victoria Clark
Joan Sutherland
Teresa Stratas
Luisa Tetrazzini


Features
The Callas Legacy
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Nearly thirty years after her death, Maria Callas's legend looms larger than ever. JAMES C. WHITSON questions several leading singers about La Divina's lasting impact.
Enter the Queen
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Christine Brewer has been called "one of the greatest voices in the world." Why haven't we heard more of her in opera? F. PAUL DRISCOLL talks to the soprano, who takes on Leonore in San Francisco Opera's Fidelio next month.
The Compleat Mezzo
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Janet Baker was one of classical music's busiest - and most beloved - artists for more than thirty years. Dame Janet tells DAVID J. BAKER how she balanced her work in the opera house with her recital commitments.
Archival Instincts
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Joan Sutherland was the most acclaimed Lucia and Norma of her era, but she also spent a lot of time delving into oddball territory, usually at the prompting of her husband and trusty career guide, Richard Bonynge. IRA SIFF has a word with the celebrated duo in stereo.
The Lady Vanishes
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The elusive, enigmatic Teresa Stratas left the stage in 1998 and has so far proved to be irreplaceable. ERIC MYERS probes the enduring Stratas mystique.
Listening Room: Favorite "Diva" Recordings
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Amid a culture of pop princesses, "Diva" may stand as either the most malleable word in the English language or as a pale etymological imitation of its former self. But even we were surprised with the responses when we queried five opera aficionados about their all-time favorite "Diva recordings." Listen in on the results.
A Season of Valkyries
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Metropolitan Opera director of archives ROBERT TUGGLE revisits 1935, the year that saw Kirsten Flagstad and Marjorie Lawrence arrive in New York.
Luisa Con Brio
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ROBERT BAXTER looks at the boisterous life and the exquisite art of soprano Luisa Tetrazzini
Departments
Recordings
In Review
The Callas Legacy
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Nearly thirty years after her death, Maria Callas's legend looms larger than ever. JAMES C. WHITSON questions several leading singers about La Divina's lasting impact.
The Callas Legacy
Subscribers Only
Nearly thirty years after her death, Maria Callas's legend looms larger than ever. JAMES C. WHITSON questions several leading singers about La Divina's lasting impact.
Enter the Queen
Subscribers Only
Christine Brewer has been called "one of the greatest voices in the world." Why haven't we heard more of her in opera? F. PAUL DRISCOLL talks to the soprano, who takes on Leonore in San Francisco Opera's Fidelio next month.
Enter the Queen
Subscribers Only
Christine Brewer has been called "one of the greatest voices in the world." Why haven't we heard more of her in opera? F. PAUL DRISCOLL talks to the soprano, who takes on Leonore in San Francisco Opera's Fidelio next month.
The Compleat Mezzo
Subscribers Only
Janet Baker was one of classical music's busiest - and most beloved - artists for more than thirty years. Dame Janet tells DAVID J. BAKER how she balanced her work in the opera house with her recital commitments.
The Compleat Mezzo
Subscribers Only
Janet Baker was one of classical music's busiest - and most beloved - artists for more than thirty years. Dame Janet tells DAVID J. BAKER how she balanced her work in the opera house with her recital commitments.
Archival Instincts
Subscribers Only
Joan Sutherland was the most acclaimed Lucia and Norma of her era, but she also spent a lot of time delving into oddball territory, usually at the prompting of her husband and trusty career guide, Richard Bonynge. IRA SIFF has a word with the celebrated duo in stereo.
Archival Instincts
Subscribers Only
Joan Sutherland was the most acclaimed Lucia and Norma of her era, but she also spent a lot of time delving into oddball territory, usually at the prompting of her husband and trusty career guide, Richard Bonynge. IRA SIFF has a word with the celebrated duo in stereo.
The Lady Vanishes
Subscribers Only
The elusive, enigmatic Teresa Stratas left the stage in 1998 and has so far proved to be irreplaceable. ERIC MYERS probes the enduring Stratas mystique.
The Lady Vanishes
Subscribers Only
The elusive, enigmatic Teresa Stratas left the stage in 1998 and has so far proved to be irreplaceable. ERIC MYERS probes the enduring Stratas mystique.
A Season of Valkyries
Subscribers Only
Metropolitan Opera director of archives ROBERT TUGGLE revisits 1935, the year that saw Kirsten Flagstad and Marjorie Lawrence arrive in New York.
Listening Room: Favorite "Diva" Recordings
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
Amid a culture of pop princesses, "Diva" may stand as either the most malleable word in the English language or as a pale etymological imitation of its former self. But even we were surprised with the responses when we queried five opera aficionados about their all-time favorite "Diva recordings." Listen in on the results.
Listening Room: Favorite "Diva" Recordings
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
Amid a culture of pop princesses, "Diva" may stand as either the most malleable word in the English language or as a pale etymological imitation of its former self. But even we were surprised with the responses when we queried five opera aficionados about their all-time favorite "Diva recordings." Listen in on the results.
A Season of Valkyries
Subscribers Only
Metropolitan Opera director of archives ROBERT TUGGLE revisits 1935, the year that saw Kirsten Flagstad and Marjorie Lawrence arrive in New York.
Luisa Con Brio
Subscribers Only
ROBERT BAXTER looks at the boisterous life and the exquisite art of soprano Luisa Tetrazzini
Luisa Con Brio
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ROBERT BAXTER looks at the boisterous life and the exquisite art of soprano Luisa Tetrazzini
Viewpoint: Transfigurative Power
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat
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In Cincinnati, a memorable Margaret Garner and a dynamic new artistic director; Peter Kazaras probes the collapsed American dream with Trouble in Tahiti at Caramoor
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites: Measha Brueggergosman
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by ADAM WASSERMAN
Letter from Atlanta
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by PIERRE RUHE
Singer's Diary: Victor Victoria
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by SCOTT BARNES
Obituaries
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Impresario Glynn Ross dies at ninety; baritone Piero Cappuccilli; singer and editor Carla Wood; photographer Roger Wood
Houston Grand Opera Radio Broadcasts
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Houston Grand Opera's national radio broadcasts resume this fall on National Public Radio's World of Opera (beginning Saturday, October 22) & WXQR 96.3 FM (beginning Saturday, November 12)
Dateline: United States
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Dateline: Canada & International
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Coda: Star Connection
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by GRANT MENZIES
Books
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Edmund J. Goehring's analysis of Così Fan Tutte; Amadeus Press Unlocking the Masters series takes on Mozart's vocal works.

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