Table Of Contents: February 2005

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Dolora Zajick

Vol. 69, No. 8

Mark Adamo's Lysistrata
Dangerous Operas
José van Dam
Heinz Fricke


Features
The Great Big World of Dolora Zajick
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Still unchallenged as the opera world's top dramatic mezzo, Dolora Zajick dazzles BRIAN KELLOW with the breadth and depth of her interests and enthusiasms - and with her no-nonsense opinions about the art of singing.
The Show Must Not Go On
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JÖRG VON UTHMANN lifts the curtain on the behind-the-scenes censorship difficulties of some now-beloved operas.
Vintage Years
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After a long and distinguished career in Germany, conductor Heinz Fricke is thriving as music director of Washington National Opera. PHILIP KENNICOTT reports.
Songs in the Key of Van Dam
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This month, the great Belgian bass-baritone returns to New York for a pair of recitals. PETER G. DAVIS examines the poetic powers of an artist Americans experience all too seldom.
Grand Operetta
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GRANT MENZIES talks to Collegiate Chorale music director Robert Bass and actor/director Roger Rees, the company's new artistic associate, who will celebrate Victor Herbert's 146th birthday on February 1, with an operetta evening at Alice Tully Hall.
New Goddess in Town
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BARRY PARIS previews Mark Adamo's long-awaited Lysistrata, or the Nude Goddess, which has its world premiere this month at Houston Grand Opera, and doesn't owe a whole lot to Aristophanes.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
The Great Big World of Dolora Zajick
Subscribers Only
Still unchallenged as the opera world's top dramatic mezzo, Dolora Zajick dazzles BRIAN KELLOW with the breadth and depth of her interests and enthusiasms - and with her no-nonsense opinions about the art of singing.
The Show Must Not Go On
Subscribers Only
JÖRG VON UTHMANN lifts the curtain on the behind-the-scenes censorship difficulties of some now-beloved operas.
Vintage Years
Subscribers Only
After a long and distinguished career in Germany, conductor Heinz Fricke is thriving as music director of Washington National Opera. PHILIP KENNICOTT reports.
Songs in the Key of Van Dam
Subscribers Only
This month, the great Belgian bass-baritone returns to New York for a pair of recitals. PETER G. DAVIS examines the poetic powers of an artist Americans experience all too seldom.
Grand Operetta
Subscribers Only
GRANT MENZIES talks to Collegiate Chorale music director Robert Bass and actor/director Roger Rees, the company's new artistic associate, who will celebrate Victor Herbert's 146th birthday on February 1, with an operetta evening at Alice Tully Hall.
New Goddess in Town
Subscribers Only
BARRY PARIS previews Mark Adamo's long-awaited Lysistrata, or the Nude Goddess, which has its world premiere this month at Houston Grand Opera, and doesn't owe a whole lot to Aristophanes.
Viewpoint: Standard Bearers
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch
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On the Beat
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Millo plays a winning hand as Puccini's Minnie; Narucki on being a femme moderne; Miller takes his ball and goes home
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites: Peter Volpe
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by JANET A. CHOI
Reunion: Mary Curtis-Verna
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by RICHARD DYER
Letter From Beijing
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by RUDOLPH S. RAUCH
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Le Nozze di Figaro
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Broadcast of February 12, 2005, 1:30 P.M.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Bohème
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Broadcast of February 19, 2005, 1:30 P.M.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Nabucco
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Broadcast of February 26, 2005, 1:30 P.M.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Samson et Dalila
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Broadcast of March 5, 2005, 1:30 P.M.
Dateline
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North America
Dateline
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International
Coda: Renata Tebaldi
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Pesaro, Italy, February 1, 1922 - San Marino, December 19, 2004
by JOHN W. FREEMAN
Books
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A celebration of wine and opera; a history of classical music in America

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