Table Of Contents: January 2008

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THE OPERA NEWS AWARDS

Vol. 72, No. 7

Tributes to 2007 Winners
   Stephanie Blythe
   Olga Borodina
   Thomas Hampson
   Leontyne Price
   Julius Rudel
Lorin Maazel Returns to
   the Met
Tenor Michael Schade
Heidi Stober
A Language-Coaches' Roundtable
The Best CDs and DVDs of 2007


Features
opera news Key Ingredient
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Julius Drake's superb pianism is the common denominator in many of today's most exciting vocal recitals. BRIAN MOLL chats with Drake, who this month performs an all-Schubert program at Carnegie Hall alongside Dorothea Röschmann, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Quasthoff.
The OPERA NEWS Awards
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OPERA NEWS salutes five of opera's master artists with awards for distinguished achievement. And the honorees are…
   STEPHANIE BLYTHE by JANET A. CHOI
   OLGA BORODINA by ADAM WASSERMAN
   THOMAS HAMPSON by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
   LEONTYNE PRICE by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
   JULIUS RUDEL by BRIAN KELLOW
opera news The Ring Master
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After an absence of more than forty years, maestro Lorin Maazel is back at the Met this month, leading Die Walküre. MATTHEW GUREWITSCH chats with the one-time child prodigy about his rich and eclectic life in music.
opera news Line Readings
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Met experts Denise Massé, Irene Spiegelman and Yveta Synek Graff join FRED PLOTKIN for a roundtable discussion on the essential art of language coaching.
opera news True Colors
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Tenor Michael Schade bids farewell to the Rossini repertoire with this season's Met Almavivas, but the self-styled Mozart singer is finding congenial lyric territory in works by Britten, Massenet and especially Strauss. HEIDI WALESON reports.
Departments
opera news Recordings
CRITIC'S CHOICE: Offenbach scintillates in a new Opera Rara collection. RECORDINGS: Dessay sparkles in Sonnambula; Botstein leads Telarc's Ariane et Barbe-bleue; ROH Heritage releases a classic Don Giovanni; recitals by Measha Brueggergosman, Kate Royal and Fritz Wunderlich; Caballé stars in Cléopâtre; Philips reissues Gardiner's recording of Saul. VIDEO: Scotto and Domingo make the case for Zandonai's Francesca in the Met production, under Levine's baton; an updated Aida from Zurich; Boesmans's Strindberg-based Julie from Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie; Raimondi, Rey and Flórez star in Decca's gloriously delectable Don Pasquale; Scotto and Kraus offer a powerful 1973 Faust for Japanese TV.
opera news In Review
NORTH AMERICA: San Francisco unveils Philip Glass's Appomattox; the Met revives Minghella's Butterfly with Alagna and Racette; Canadian Opera Company's first five-act Don Carlos; Damrau stars as Pamina in Met revival of Taymor's Zauberflöte; NYCO offers a new Cendrillon; Faust in New Orleans; a new Fille du Régiment at HGO; Opera Boston's Ainadamar; Opera Atelier's Ulisse. INTERNATIONAL: A long-awaited Chénier triumphs in Barcelona; an African opera at Paris's Châtelet; Luisi conducts Verdi, Wagner and Mozart in Dresden; Stuttgart's Les Troyens; a Verdi festival in Parma; La Fanciulla del West in Malmö; Norma in Prague; Vienna's Volksoper welcomes Tiefland.
opera news Key Ingredient
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
Julius Drake's superb pianism is the common denominator in many of today's most exciting vocal recitals. BRIAN MOLL chats with Drake, who this month performs an all-Schubert program at Carnegie Hall alongside Dorothea Röschmann, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Quasthoff.
opera news Key Ingredient
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
Julius Drake's superb pianism is the common denominator in many of today's most exciting vocal recitals. BRIAN MOLL chats with Drake, who this month performs an all-Schubert program at Carnegie Hall alongside Dorothea Röschmann, Ian Bostridge and Thomas Quasthoff.
The OPERA NEWS Awards
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
OPERA NEWS salutes five of opera's master artists with awards for distinguished achievement. And the honorees are…
   STEPHANIE BLYTHE by JANET A. CHOI
   OLGA BORODINA by ADAM WASSERMAN
   THOMAS HAMPSON by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
   LEONTYNE PRICE by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
   JULIUS RUDEL by BRIAN KELLOW
The OPERA NEWS Awards
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
OPERA NEWS salutes five of opera's master artists with awards for distinguished achievement. And the honorees are…
   STEPHANIE BLYTHE by JANET A. CHOI
   OLGA BORODINA by ADAM WASSERMAN
   THOMAS HAMPSON by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
   LEONTYNE PRICE by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
   JULIUS RUDEL by BRIAN KELLOW
opera news The Ring Master
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After an absence of more than forty years, maestro Lorin Maazel is back at the Met this month, leading Die Walküre. MATTHEW GUREWITSCH chats with the one-time child prodigy about his rich and eclectic life in music.
opera news The Ring Master
Subscribers Only
After an absence of more than forty years, maestro Lorin Maazel is back at the Met this month, leading Die Walküre. MATTHEW GUREWITSCH chats with the one-time child prodigy about his rich and eclectic life in music.
opera news Line Readings
Subscribers Only
Met experts Denise Massé, Irene Spiegelman and Yveta Synek Graff join FRED PLOTKIN for a roundtable discussion on the essential art of language coaching.
opera news Line Readings
Subscribers Only
Met experts Denise Massé, Irene Spiegelman and Yveta Synek Graff join FRED PLOTKIN for a roundtable discussion on the essential art of language coaching.
opera news True Colors
Subscribers Only
Tenor Michael Schade bids farewell to the Rossini repertoire with this season's Met Almavivas, but the self-styled Mozart singer is finding congenial lyric territory in works by Britten, Massenet and especially Strauss. HEIDI WALESON reports.
opera news True Colors
Subscribers Only
Tenor Michael Schade bids farewell to the Rossini repertoire with this season's Met Almavivas, but the self-styled Mozart singer is finding congenial lyric territory in works by Britten, Massenet and especially Strauss. HEIDI WALESON reports.
The Best of the Year
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We offer our favorites of the CDs and DVDs we reviewed in 2007.
Viewpoint: Simple Gifts
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat
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Podles flexes her comic muscles with Houston's Daughter; young talent sings out at the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation gala; ArkivMusic's out-of-print rescue mission.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites: Heidi Stober
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Un Ballo in Maschera
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Broadcast of January 5, 1:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Macbeth
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Broadcast of January 12, 1:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Bohème
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Broadcast of January 19, 2008, 1:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
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Broadcast of January 26, 1:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Die Walküre
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Broadcast of February 2, 12:30 p.m.
Books
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Jonathan Carr's exhaustive tome follows the Wagner clan from the founding of Bayreuth to the present; Christopher Dingle offers an alternative life of Messiaen.
Dateline: United States
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Dateline: Canada & Europe
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Coda: Acting, Schmacting
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by SCOTT BARNES

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