Table Of Contents: August 2010

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FRENCH FOCUS

Vol. 75, No. 2

• Philippe Jordan: His Plans for the Paris Opera
• Free Spirit: Soprano Patricia Petibon
• What Are the Top Ten French Operas?
• Massenet Champion Richard Bonynge
• Buried Treasures: The Operas of Giacomo Meyerbeer
• Border Crossing: Italian Opera En Français
Sound Bites: Erin Morley
• Frédéric Chaslin


Features
French New Wave Jordan THMB 8110The French New Wave
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Philippe Jordan took up the reins at Paris Opera last season. The company's youngest music director ever shares his plans for the coming seasons with MATTHEW?GUREWITSCH. 
Meyerbeer Portrait Thmb 8110Whatever Happened to Meyerbeer? 
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Giacomo Meyerbeer was the king of grand opéra in his day. WILLIAM R. BRAUN explains the reasons for his fall from grace — and argues that his works are ripe for revival.
Conversion Experience Clement THMB 8110Conversion Experience 
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If you think italianità is the essential ingredient in the operas of Verdi and the bel cantists, think again. PATRICK DILLON revels in the esoteric appeal of Italian opera à la française.
Lyric Impulse Bonynge THMB 8110Lyric Impulse 
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Maestro Richard Bonynge, long a devotee of Jules Massenet, explains his passion for the neglected oeuvre of the Gallic master to SYLVIA L'ÉCUYER. 
French Expressionist Petibon Portrait THMB 8110French Expressionist 
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A colorature française as Lulu? Why not? Patricia Petibon, who made her name as a Baroque singer, defies boundaries in her search for emotional truth. JESSICA?DUCHEN interviews the charismatic soprano.
Agent Provocateur THMB 8110Agent Provocateur 
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DAVID J. BAKER catches up with conductor/composer Frédéric Chaslin, whose recent book about contemporary music has raised more than a few eyebrows.
Top Ten Garnier THMB  8110Top Ten
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HUGH MACDONALD offers his picks for the ten quintessential works of the French repertoire. 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Valhalla Cover 8110 Books

A biography of Reginald Goodall; an exploration of Othmar Schoeck's life and works. 

Viewpoint Hammerstein THMB 8110Viewpoint: Basic French 
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch Szot THMB 8110OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
On the Beat THMB 8110On the Beat
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In picturesque County Waterford, the Lismore Music Festival stages a very Irish Carmen.
by BRIAN KELLOW 
Sound Bites Erin Morley THMB 8110Sound Bites: Erin Morley 
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Reunion Renee Doria THMB 8110Reunion: Renée Doria 
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by STEPHEN MUDGE
Obituaries Rothensburger THMB 8110Obituaries
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Soprano Anneliese Rothenberger dies at eighty-five.
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Crespin THMB 8110Coda: Remembering Régine Crespin
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by G. S. BOURDAIN

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