Table Of Contents: September 2006

opera news

The Met's New Butterfly/Anthony Minghella

Vol. 71, No. 3

The 2006-07 Season's
   Hot Tickets
Anthony Davis's
   Wakonda's Dream
Bass Vitalij Kowaljow
Gluck Reconsidered
Tenor, Marcus Haddock
Toronto's New Opera House


Features
A First Look at Butterfly
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BETH BERGMAN produces a portfolio of photos chronicling Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly, which has just opened the Metropolitan Opera's new season.
The Whole Minghella
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Anthony Minghella has turned his protean talents to directing opera. MATT WOLF talks to the Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose Olivier Award-winning staging of Madama Butterfly opens the Met's 2006-07 season this month.
Butterfly's New Wings
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LAURA JACOBS lifts the curtain on the dazzling costumes for the Met's new Butterfly - and on Han Feng, the energetic visionary who designed them.
Hot Tickets!
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ADAM WASSERMAN offers some tips on the new opera season's most eagerly awaited events.
The Real Thing
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DAN ROSENBAUM visits Vitalij Kowaljow, who is building an impressive reputation as a Verdi bass.
Seasons of Change
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From a conservative Christian upbringing to the stages of the world's greatest opera houses, tenor Marcus Haddock's journey has been anything but predictable - but his passion for music has never failed him. This month, he sings King Gustav in San Francisco Opera's revival of Un Ballo in Maschera. ROBERT WILDER BLUE reports.
The Reformer Reconsidered
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Gluck - whose operas are enjoying a resurgence - is often thought of as the genius who put opera on the right path. PHILIP KENNICOTT looks at opera's most famous revolutionary - who may just be our most modern composer.
History in the Making
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Anthony Davis has used the lives of Malcolm X and Patty Hearst as inspiration for his operas. Now he takes on another historical figure, Chief Standing Bear, in his new work for Opera Omaha, Wakonda's Dream. ARLO McKINNON offers a preview.
Another County Heard From
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Many in Southern California view Orange County as L.A.'s poor cousin; this month, its cultural scene may well get a boost with the opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, designed by Cesar Pelli. TIMOTHY MANGAN pays a visit to the O.C. Performing Arts Center's new crown jewel.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
A First Look at Butterfly
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
BETH BERGMAN produces a portfolio of photos chronicling Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly, which has just opened the Metropolitan Opera's new season.
A First Look at Butterfly
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
BETH BERGMAN produces a portfolio of photos chronicling Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly, which has just opened the Metropolitan Opera's new season.
A First Look at Butterfly
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
BETH BERGMAN produces a portfolio of photos chronicling Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly, which has just opened the Metropolitan Opera's new season.
A First Look at Butterfly
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
BETH BERGMAN produces a portfolio of photos chronicling Anthony Minghella's production of Madama Butterfly, which has just opened the Metropolitan Opera's new season.
The Whole Minghella
Subscribers Only
Anthony Minghella has turned his protean talents to directing opera. MATT WOLF talks to the Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose Olivier Award-winning staging of Madama Butterfly opens the Met's 2006-07 season this month.
The Whole Minghella
Subscribers Only
Anthony Minghella has turned his protean talents to directing opera. MATT WOLF talks to the Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose Olivier Award-winning staging of Madama Butterfly opens the Met's 2006-07 season this month.
The Whole Minghella
Subscribers Only
Anthony Minghella has turned his protean talents to directing opera. MATT WOLF talks to the Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose Olivier Award-winning staging of Madama Butterfly opens the Met's 2006-07 season this month.
The Whole Minghella
Subscribers Only
Anthony Minghella has turned his protean talents to directing opera. MATT WOLF talks to the Oscar-winning filmmaker, whose Olivier Award-winning staging of Madama Butterfly opens the Met's 2006-07 season this month.
Butterfly's New Wings
Subscribers Only
LAURA JACOBS lifts the curtain on the dazzling costumes for the Met's new Butterfly - and on Han Feng, the energetic visionary who designed them.
Butterfly's New Wings
Subscribers Only
LAURA JACOBS lifts the curtain on the dazzling costumes for the Met's new Butterfly - and on Han Feng, the energetic visionary who designed them.
Butterfly's New Wings
Subscribers Only
LAURA JACOBS lifts the curtain on the dazzling costumes for the Met's new Butterfly - and on Han Feng, the energetic visionary who designed them.
Butterfly's New Wings
Subscribers Only
LAURA JACOBS lifts the curtain on the dazzling costumes for the Met's new Butterfly - and on Han Feng, the energetic visionary who designed them.
Hot Tickets!
Subscribers Only
ADAM WASSERMAN offers some tips on the new opera season's most eagerly awaited events.
Hot Tickets!
Subscribers Only
ADAM WASSERMAN offers some tips on the new opera season's most eagerly awaited events.
Hot Tickets!
Subscribers Only
ADAM WASSERMAN offers some tips on the new opera season's most eagerly awaited events.
Hot Tickets!
Subscribers Only
ADAM WASSERMAN offers some tips on the new opera season's most eagerly awaited events.
The Real Thing
Subscribers Only
DAN ROSENBAUM visits Vitalij Kowaljow, who is building an impressive reputation as a Verdi bass.
The Real Thing
Subscribers Only
DAN ROSENBAUM visits Vitalij Kowaljow, who is building an impressive reputation as a Verdi bass.
The Real Thing
Subscribers Only
DAN ROSENBAUM visits Vitalij Kowaljow, who is building an impressive reputation as a Verdi bass.
The Real Thing
Subscribers Only
DAN ROSENBAUM visits Vitalij Kowaljow, who is building an impressive reputation as a Verdi bass.
Seasons of Change
Subscribers Only
From a conservative Christian upbringing to the stages of the world's greatest opera houses, tenor Marcus Haddock's journey has been anything but predictable - but his passion for music has never failed him. This month, he sings King Gustav in San Francisco Opera's revival of Un Ballo in Maschera. ROBERT WILDER BLUE reports.
Seasons of Change
Subscribers Only
From a conservative Christian upbringing to the stages of the world's greatest opera houses, tenor Marcus Haddock's journey has been anything but predictable - but his passion for music has never failed him. This month, he sings King Gustav in San Francisco Opera's revival of Un Ballo in Maschera. ROBERT WILDER BLUE reports.
Seasons of Change
Subscribers Only
From a conservative Christian upbringing to the stages of the world's greatest opera houses, tenor Marcus Haddock's journey has been anything but predictable - but his passion for music has never failed him. This month, he sings King Gustav in San Francisco Opera's revival of Un Ballo in Maschera. ROBERT WILDER BLUE reports.
Seasons of Change
Subscribers Only
From a conservative Christian upbringing to the stages of the world's greatest opera houses, tenor Marcus Haddock's journey has been anything but predictable - but his passion for music has never failed him. This month, he sings King Gustav in San Francisco Opera's revival of Un Ballo in Maschera. ROBERT WILDER BLUE reports.
The Reformer Reconsidered
Subscribers Only
Gluck - whose operas are enjoying a resurgence - is often thought of as the genius who put opera on the right path. PHILIP KENNICOTT looks at opera's most famous revolutionary - who may just be our most modern composer.
The Reformer Reconsidered
Subscribers Only
Gluck - whose operas are enjoying a resurgence - is often thought of as the genius who put opera on the right path. PHILIP KENNICOTT looks at opera's most famous revolutionary - who may just be our most modern composer.
The Reformer Reconsidered
Subscribers Only
Gluck - whose operas are enjoying a resurgence - is often thought of as the genius who put opera on the right path. PHILIP KENNICOTT looks at opera's most famous revolutionary - who may just be our most modern composer.
The Reformer Reconsidered
Subscribers Only
Gluck - whose operas are enjoying a resurgence - is often thought of as the genius who put opera on the right path. PHILIP KENNICOTT looks at opera's most famous revolutionary - who may just be our most modern composer.
History in the Making
Subscribers Only
Anthony Davis has used the lives of Malcolm X and Patty Hearst as inspiration for his operas. Now he takes on another historical figure, Chief Standing Bear, in his new work for Opera Omaha, Wakonda's Dream. ARLO McKINNON offers a preview.
History in the Making
Subscribers Only
Anthony Davis has used the lives of Malcolm X and Patty Hearst as inspiration for his operas. Now he takes on another historical figure, Chief Standing Bear, in his new work for Opera Omaha, Wakonda's Dream. ARLO McKINNON offers a preview.
History in the Making
Subscribers Only
Anthony Davis has used the lives of Malcolm X and Patty Hearst as inspiration for his operas. Now he takes on another historical figure, Chief Standing Bear, in his new work for Opera Omaha, Wakonda's Dream. ARLO McKINNON offers a preview.
History in the Making
Subscribers Only
Anthony Davis has used the lives of Malcolm X and Patty Hearst as inspiration for his operas. Now he takes on another historical figure, Chief Standing Bear, in his new work for Opera Omaha, Wakonda's Dream. ARLO McKINNON offers a preview.
Another County Heard From
Subscribers Only
Many in Southern California view Orange County as L.A.'s poor cousin; this month, its cultural scene may well get a boost with the opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, designed by Cesar Pelli. TIMOTHY MANGAN pays a visit to the O.C. Performing Arts Center's new crown jewel.
Another County Heard From
Subscribers Only
Many in Southern California view Orange County as L.A.'s poor cousin; this month, its cultural scene may well get a boost with the opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, designed by Cesar Pelli. TIMOTHY MANGAN pays a visit to the O.C. Performing Arts Center's new crown jewel.
Another County Heard From
Subscribers Only
Many in Southern California view Orange County as L.A.'s poor cousin; this month, its cultural scene may well get a boost with the opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, designed by Cesar Pelli. TIMOTHY MANGAN pays a visit to the O.C. Performing Arts Center's new crown jewel.
Another County Heard From
Subscribers Only
Many in Southern California view Orange County as L.A.'s poor cousin; this month, its cultural scene may well get a boost with the opening of the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, designed by Cesar Pelli. TIMOTHY MANGAN pays a visit to the O.C. Performing Arts Center's new crown jewel.
Viewpoint: Star Quality
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch
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by SO-CHUNG SHINN
On the Beat
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Genaux takes her first steps on NYCO stage in Semele; Mercurio flexes compositional muscles with Many Voices; Stevens bio finally hits shelves.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites: Andrew Gangestad
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by BROOKS PETERS
Letter from Toronto
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by CHRISTOPHER HOILE
Reunion: Evelyn Lear
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by DAVID J. BAKER
The Year in Opera
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A calendar of the 2006-07 season, by JANET A. CHOI
Obituaries
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Composer György Ligeti dies at eighty-three; Seattle Opera stalwart Archie Drake; choreographer Katherine Dunham; critic Hans Fantel; soprano Joy Clements
Dateline: United States & Canada
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Dateline: Europe
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Coda: Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, 1954-2006
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San Francisco, CA, March 1, 1954 - Santa Fe, NM, July 3, 2006
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Books
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A classical-music encyclopedia from NPR; the memoirs of Hans Hotter

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