Table Of Contents: December 2010

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THE REAL DEAL: DEBORAH VOIGT

Vol. 75, No. 6

• Mining the Musical Gold in Fanciulla
• The Outrageous Life of David Belasco
• Question Time: Don Carlo's Grand Inquisitor
• Farewell to Joan Sutherland
• Supercharged: Marina Poplavskaya
• Sound Bites: Andriana Chuchman
• Road Show: Venice
• The Large-Scale Legacy of Katharine Cornell


Features
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Departments
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In Review ToC THMB 12110 In Review
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A biography of Samuel Ramey; politics and Prague's National Theater; the life and influence of Alban Berg; love in the operas of Richard Wagner.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Independent Streak ToC THMB 12110Independent Streak
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DAVID BELCHER charts the fast rise of the driven, dynamic soprano Marina Poplavskaya, who sings in two new Met productions this month.
Viewpoint Politics as Usual THMB 12110Viewpoint: Politics As Usual
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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Road Show Venice ToC THMB 12110Road Show: Venice
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STEPHEN HASTINGS visits La Serenissima.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Katharine Grand ToC Thmb 121110Katharine the Grand
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BRIAN KELLOW evaluates the large-scale legacy of Katharine Cornell, one of the American theater's great stars.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
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Photos from the season-opening nights of The Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Is Bigger Better Toc THMB 12110Is Bigger Better? 
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ROBERT SANDLA looks at the burgeoning production values of City Center's popular Encores! series.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
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Giordani saddles up to sing Dick Johnson at the Met; a Boston University academic makes Fanciulla's centennial her personal crusade.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
Sutherland ToC THMB 12110Joan Sutherland: 1926–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW pays tribute to a legend.
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
Background Music Steber THMB 12110Background Music
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FRED COHN spends some time with a century's worth of Fanciulla recordings. 
That girl TOC THMB 12110That Girl
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Deborah Voigt, who sings La Fanciulla del West this season at the Met and Lyric Opera of Chicago, sits down with FRED COHN to listen to some golden Minnies from the past.
Sound Bites Chuchman THMB 12110Sound Bites: Andriana Chuchman
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL 
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
Essentials Farrel CD Cover 12110Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT 
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
How the West Was Won ToC THMB 12110How the West Was Won
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STEVEN MERCURIO offers a conductor's-eye view of Puccini's impeccably crafted score for La Fanciulla del West.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Broadcast Don Carlo TOC THMB 12110Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Don Carlo 
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The Met: Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, December 11, 12:30 P.M.
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, December 18, 12:30 P.M.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Great Belasco ToC THMB 12110The Great Belasco
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It's not just anybody that can put a blizzard onstage. HELEN SHEEHY recalls David Belasco, who revolutionized the American theater with his technical wizardry and realistic sensibility in the first decades of the twentieth century.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Bartered Bride THMB 12110Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Bartered Bride 
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Broadcast of Saturday, December 25, 1:00 P.M.
Church State Grand Inquisitor THMB 12110Church and State 
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The Grand Inquisitor scene from Don Carlo remains one of the most chilling set-pieces in all of Verdi. PATRICK DILLON reports.
Broadcast Pelleas THMB 12110Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Pelléas et Mélisande 
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Broadcast of Saturday, January 1, 12:00 P.M.
 
Obituaries TOC THMb 12110Obituaries
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Singers Dolores Wilson and László Polgár; musicians Herbert Grossman and Philip Eisenberg; critic Robert Baxter.
 
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
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by SCOTT BARNES

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