Table Of Contents: November 2011

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CHAMPION STATUS: JONAS KAUFMANN STAR OF THE MET'S NEW FAUST 

Vol. 76, No. 5

• Are Faustian Bargains Still With Us?
• Family Ties: Siegmund, Siegfried and Wotan
• Heroic Quality: Tenor Gary Lehman
• The World Premiere of Silent Night in Minnesota
• Des McAnuff Stages the Met's New Faust
• Sound Bites: Luigi Boccia
• Farewell to Salvatore Licitra


Features
Life In the Faust lane thmb 1111Life in the Faust Lane
Once, Gounod's Faust held an unassailable position in the world's opera houses. But what does it mean in today's world, with Faustian bargains all around us? DAVID J. BAKER wonders if we still give the devil his due.
Relaxed Power THMB 1111Relaxed Power
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Jonas Kaufmann is at the top of his game and enjoying his success — but he won't let anybody push him too fast or too far. What is it like to be everybody's favorite tenor? OUSSAMA ZAHR finds out.
Sins of the Father Terfel THMB 1111The Sins of the Father
As the Met offers the latest installment in its new Ring cycle, MATTHEW GUREWITSCH looks at three generations of Wälsung family gods and men — Wotan, Siegmund and Siegfried.
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Minnesota Opera took a chance on composer Kevin Puts, whose first opera, Silent Night, has its world premiere in St. Paul this month. MICHAEL SLADE reports.
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DAVID COTE visits with Tony-winning director Des McAnuff, whose staging of Faust opens this month at the Met.
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DAVID PATRICK STEARNS talks to the unflappable tenor Gary Lehman, who sings the title role in Robert Lepage's staging of Siegfried, presented this month as part of The Met: Live in HD series.
Departments
MachaidzeCD Recordings
CRITIC'S CHOICE: Nino Machaidze sings an impressive debut recital. New recordings of The Turn of the Screw and Summer and Smoke; a starry Lucerne Fidelio; Gergiev, Dessay and Beczala join forces for a new Lucia; recitals from Kurzak, Piau and Kirchschlager; Orfeo releases a 1984 Queen of SpadesVIDEO: Macbeth and Dialogues des Carmélites from director Dmitri Tcherniakov; 2009 Met performances of Aida and Turandot; La Fura dels Baus produces a messy Troyens in Valencia.
In Review
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The erotic art of Wagner; a salute to Carnegie Hall; Schoenberg in the U.S.
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
On the Beat Farrell thmb 1111On the Beat
The Reluctant Wagnerian.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Boccia THMB 1111Sound Bites: Luigi Boccia
by BRIAN KELLOW
Viewpoint Satyagraha THMB 1111Viewpoint: Hero Worship
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Dateline
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Seafarer THMB 1111Coda: The Devil Wears Whatever He Wants
by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials Glass THMB 1111Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Obituaries Licitra THMB 1111Obituaries
Tenor Salvatore Licitra dies at forty-three, after injuries sustained in a motor-scooter crash in Italy; artist manager Merle Hubbard.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: Siegfried 
Transmission of Saturday, October 15, 2011, 12:55 P.M.
Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: Satyagraha 
Transmission of Saturday, November 19, 2011, 12:55 P.M.

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