Table Of Contents: January 2011

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MAESTRO JAMES LEVINE: 40 YEARS AT THE MET

Vol. 75, No. 7

• What's the Best Opera of the Twenty-First Century?
• Word Play: The Case for Opera in Translation
• Director Willy Decker: Rethinking La Traviata
• Cool Stuff: Soprano Lise Lindstrom
Addio to Shirley Verrett
• Sound Bites: Keith Miller
• Tangled Web: Blogging About Opera
• The Top CDs and DVDs of 2010


Features
The Big 40 Levine THMB 1111The Big 4-0
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James Levine's four-decade Met career has been filled with countless memorable moments. SCOTT ROSE picks forty of his favorites.
new masterpieces alice thmb 1111The New Masterpieces
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What's the best new opera of the twenty-first century? HEIDI WALESON polls a group of opera-industry insiders — and gets some surprising responses.
 
Traviata Laid Bare THMB 1111Traviata Laid Bare
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Director Willy Decker's revolutionary, pared-down Salzburg staging of Verdi's deathless love story has arrived at the Met. BARRY SINGER reports.
Coming in THMB 1111Coming in from the Cold
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Soprano Lise Lindstrom talks to SCOTT BARNES about her sometimes bumpy journey to becoming the opera world's leading Turandot.
Language Barrier THMB 1111Language Barrier
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Why must modern audiences listen to operas in a language they don’t speak? HUGH MACDONALD argues the case for performing operas in translation.
Verrett Favorita THMB 1111Shirley Verrett: 1931–2010
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BRIAN KELLOW remembers a great American singer.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Schubert Goethe lg 1111 Books
Photographer Nancy Ellison's tribute to the Met's Otto Schenk Ring; a look at Schubert's Goethe settings
The Best of the Year
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OPERA NEWS's editors choose the best CDs and DVDs released in 2010.
Sound Bites Miller THMB 1111Sound Bites: Keith Miller
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Muhly thmb 1111OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Viewpoint Rosza thmb 1111Viewpoint: Teacher Appreciation
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
 
Essentials Traviata Toc Thmb 1111Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Tangled Web thmb 1111Coda: Tangled Web
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by PHILIP KENNICOTT
Broadcast Tosca ToC THmb 211Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Tosca 
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Broadcast of Saturday, January 29, 1:00 P.M.
On the Beat THMB 1111On the Beat
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by BRIAN KELLOW

Broadcast Rigoletto THMB 211Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Rigoletto 
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Broadcast of Saturday, January 22, 1:00 P.M.
Fanciulla ToCTHMB 1111Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Fanciulla del West 
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, January 8, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Traviata thmb 1111Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Traviata 
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Broadcast of Saturday, January 15, 1:00 P.M.

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