Table Of Contents: November 2009

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2009 OPERA NEWS AWARDS

Vol. 74, No. 5

The Met Premiere of From the House of the Dead
Direct Line: Donizetti's Influence on Verdi
The Readiness is All: New York City Opera's George Steel
Argento's Casanova Comes Home to Minnesota
Bryan Hymel
Unclosed Captions: Designing Opera Titles
Remembering The Incomparable Hildegard Behrens


Features
On the Record: The 2009 OPERA NEWS Award Winners
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The editors of OPERA NEWS listen to the discographies of this year's Award winners and present audio surveys highlighting the choicest cuts.
opera news The OPERA NEWS Awards
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OPERA NEWS salutes the distinguished achievements of five of opera's best. And the 2009 honorees are ...

  MARTINA ARROYO by BRIAN KELLOW
  JOYCE DiDONATO by OUSSAMA ZAHR
  GERALD FINLEY by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
  PHILIP GLASS by ADAM WASSERMAN
  SHIRLEY VERRETT by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
opera news Chained
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GREG SANDOW explores the world of Janáček's From the House of the Dead, the composer's unrelenting portrayal of life in a prison camp, which this month has its Metropolitan Opera premiere.
opera news The Lady Killer
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Dominick Argento's brilliant 1985 opera buffa about Casanova gets a major revival this month at Minnesota Opera. RUSSELL PLATT reports.
Reverberations
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When you listen to Verdi, do you hear Donizetti? WILLIAM R. BRAUN examines the influence of one master upon another.
opera news Last Man Standing
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George Steel's mission as the newly appointed chief of the beleaguered New York City Opera amounts to nothing less than keeping the company alive. Do his plans for the future make sense in light of the pared-down realities the "People's Opera" now faces? ADAM WASSERMAN reports.
Entitlement Issues
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MATTHEW GUREWITSCH looks at the various ways in which opera titles have been integrated into production designs.
The Incomparable Hildegard
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to soprano Hildegard Behrens, who died in August at the age of seventy-two.
Departments
opera news Recordings
opera news In Review
On the Record: The 2009 OPERA NEWS Award Winners
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
The editors of OPERA NEWS listen to the discographies of this year's Award winners and present audio surveys highlighting the choicest cuts.
On the Record: The 2009 OPERA NEWS Award Winners
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
The editors of OPERA NEWS listen to the discographies of this year's Award winners and present audio surveys highlighting the choicest cuts.
On the Record: The 2009 OPERA NEWS Award Winners
Online ExclusiveSubscribers Only
The editors of OPERA NEWS listen to the discographies of this year's Award winners and present audio surveys highlighting the choicest cuts.
opera news The OPERA NEWS Awards
Subscribers Only
OPERA NEWS salutes the distinguished achievements of five of opera's best. And the 2009 honorees are ...

  MARTINA ARROYO by BRIAN KELLOW
  JOYCE DiDONATO by OUSSAMA ZAHR
  GERALD FINLEY by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
  PHILIP GLASS by ADAM WASSERMAN
  SHIRLEY VERRETT by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
opera news The OPERA NEWS Awards
Subscribers Only
OPERA NEWS salutes the distinguished achievements of five of opera's best. And the 2009 honorees are ...

  MARTINA ARROYO by BRIAN KELLOW
  JOYCE DiDONATO by OUSSAMA ZAHR
  GERALD FINLEY by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
  PHILIP GLASS by ADAM WASSERMAN
  SHIRLEY VERRETT by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
opera news The OPERA NEWS Awards
Subscribers Only
OPERA NEWS salutes the distinguished achievements of five of opera's best. And the 2009 honorees are ...

  MARTINA ARROYO by BRIAN KELLOW
  JOYCE DiDONATO by OUSSAMA ZAHR
  GERALD FINLEY by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
  PHILIP GLASS by ADAM WASSERMAN
  SHIRLEY VERRETT by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
opera news Chained
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GREG SANDOW explores the world of Janáček's From the House of the Dead, the composer's unrelenting portrayal of life in a prison camp, which this month has its Metropolitan Opera premiere.
opera news Chained
Subscribers Only
GREG SANDOW explores the world of Janáček's From the House of the Dead, the composer's unrelenting portrayal of life in a prison camp, which this month has its Metropolitan Opera premiere.
opera news Chained
Subscribers Only
GREG SANDOW explores the world of Janáček's From the House of the Dead, the composer's unrelenting portrayal of life in a prison camp, which this month has its Metropolitan Opera premiere.
opera news The Lady Killer
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Dominick Argento's brilliant 1985 opera buffa about Casanova gets a major revival this month at Minnesota Opera. RUSSELL PLATT reports.
opera news The Lady Killer
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Dominick Argento's brilliant 1985 opera buffa about Casanova gets a major revival this month at Minnesota Opera. RUSSELL PLATT reports.
opera news The Lady Killer
Subscribers Only
Dominick Argento's brilliant 1985 opera buffa about Casanova gets a major revival this month at Minnesota Opera. RUSSELL PLATT reports.
Reverberations
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When you listen to Verdi, do you hear Donizetti? WILLIAM R. BRAUN examines the influence of one master upon another.
Reverberations
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When you listen to Verdi, do you hear Donizetti? WILLIAM R. BRAUN examines the influence of one master upon another.
Reverberations
Subscribers Only
When you listen to Verdi, do you hear Donizetti? WILLIAM R. BRAUN examines the influence of one master upon another.
opera news Last Man Standing
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George Steel's mission as the newly appointed chief of the beleaguered New York City Opera amounts to nothing less than keeping the company alive. Do his plans for the future make sense in light of the pared-down realities the "People's Opera" now faces? ADAM WASSERMAN reports.
opera news Last Man Standing
Subscribers Only
George Steel's mission as the newly appointed chief of the beleaguered New York City Opera amounts to nothing less than keeping the company alive. Do his plans for the future make sense in light of the pared-down realities the "People's Opera" now faces? ADAM WASSERMAN reports.
opera news Last Man Standing
Subscribers Only
George Steel's mission as the newly appointed chief of the beleaguered New York City Opera amounts to nothing less than keeping the company alive. Do his plans for the future make sense in light of the pared-down realities the "People's Opera" now faces? ADAM WASSERMAN reports.
Entitlement Issues
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MATTHEW GUREWITSCH looks at the various ways in which opera titles have been integrated into production designs.
Entitlement Issues
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MATTHEW GUREWITSCH looks at the various ways in which opera titles have been integrated into production designs.
Entitlement Issues
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MATTHEW GUREWITSCH looks at the various ways in which opera titles have been integrated into production designs.
The Incomparable Hildegard
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to soprano Hildegard Behrens, who died in August at the age of seventy-two.
The Incomparable Hildegard
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to soprano Hildegard Behrens, who died in August at the age of seventy-two.
The Incomparable Hildegard
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to soprano Hildegard Behrens, who died in August at the age of seventy-two.
Viewpoint: A Time to Celebrate
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat
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Well be right back: remembering the vintage years of TV talk shows; Stephen Costello and the 2009 Richard Tucker Music Foundation Gala.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites: Bryan Hymel
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by BRIAN KELLOW
Books
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The political life of Leonard Bernstein; a novel about artistic obsession by George Rabasa.
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
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by NAOMI FEIN

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