Table Of Contents: October 2011

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ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET: DIVA LAUREN FLANIGAN TAKES JOY IN HER COMMUNITY

Vol. 76, No. 4

• Smart Cookie: The Marketing Savvy of Lily Pons
• Tragic Accents: Soprano Claudia Muzio
• What's Your Ultimate Diva Moment?
• Classical Form: A New Tori Amos Song Cycle
• Sound Bites: Mojca Erdmann
• Canadian Soprano Karina Gauvin
• Almost Famous: Daniza Ilitsch


Features
Diva Next Door THMB 1011The Diva Next Door
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Lauren Flanigan has enjoyed one of the most distinctive careers of her generation. Now she says she's decided to rebuild herself "from the inside out, by going back to what I always believed in." SCOTT BARNES visits the soprano at her home in Harlem. 
Tiger Lily thmb 1011Tiger Lily
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Coloratura Lily Pons had talent, looks and charm — and a ferocious determination to succeed. FRED COHN takes a look at the legend and the legacy of the soprano, who was once the top box-office attraction in opera.
Women on the Verge Radvanovsky thmb 1011Women on the Verge
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A true diva can be identified by the way she grabs her audience and won't let go. ERIC MYERS asks a few experts to name a favorite Diva Moment.
I Claudia THMB 1011I, Claudia
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This year marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the death of Claudia Muzio, the majestic Italian prima donna who was a peerless interpreter of Puccini and Verdi. IRA SIFF remembers "La Divina Claudia."
Karina Triumphant THMB 1011Karina Triumphant
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Canadian soprano Karina Gauvin, a connoisseur's singer whose repertory stretches from Baroque music to Barber, talks to RICHARD DYER.
Amos Variations THMB 1011The Amos Variations
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With her new album, Night of Hunters, the inimitable Tori Amos delivers a "twenty-first-century song cycle" riffing on hundreds of years of piano literature. OUSSAMA ZAHR offers a preview.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
Sound Bites Erdmann THMB 1011Sound Bites: Mojca Erdmann
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by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
OpWatch Daniels THMB 1011OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
ON the Beat Daphne Malfitano thmb 1011On the Beat
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The people who orbit the diva; Daphne Malfitano moves two brilliant sopranos into The Family Room.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Viewpoint Winehouse THMB 1011Viewpoint: Diva, Interrupted
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Obituaries THMB 1011Obituaries
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Star baritone Cornell MacNeil dies at eighty-eight; singers Paul Franke and Pierrette Alarie; philanthropist Agnes Varis; arts administrator Lord Harewood.
Essentials Caballe thmb 1011Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Dateline     
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Almost Famous THMB 1011Coda: Almost Famous
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by ROBERT CROAN
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: Don Giovanni 
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Transmission of Saturday, October 29, 2011, 12:55 P.M.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: Anna Bolena 
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Transmission of Saturday, October 15, 2011, 12:55 P.M.
Metropolitan Opera Guild Annual Report THMB 1011Metropolitan Opera Guild Annual Report
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by RICHARD J. MILLER, JR.

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