Table Of Contents: February 2011

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MODERN CLASSIC: PETER SELLARS DIRECTS NIXON IN CHINA AT THE MET

Vol. 75, No. 8

• The Met Premiere of John Adams' Nixon in China
• History Lessons: Richard Nixon on Stage and Film
• Mastering the Gluck Style: Tenor Paul Groves
• Audio Quality: Have We Forgotten How to Listen?
• Sound Bites: Michael Anthony McGee
• Massenet's Don Quichotte
• Buried Treasure: Hindemith's Cardillac 


Features
Star System THMB 211Star System
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Don Quichotte was by far the most substantial male character Massenet ever created. As Seattle Opera revives the work this month, PATRICK DILLON looks at the way the composer created vehicles for the great singers of his day.
Fall and Rise THMB 211The Fall and Rise of an American President
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Richard Nixon's rollercoaster career defined American politics for generations to come. RAY SAWHILL examines his lasting legacy.
Inquiring Mind THMB 2111The Inquiring Mind
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On the occasion of Peter Sellars's Met debut, WILLIAM R. BRAUN sits down with the groundbreaking director to talk about art, life and politics, and how they intersect.
NeoClassicalHero THMB 211Neoclassical Hero
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Moving beyond his Mozartean origins, Paul Groves has found congenial territory in the haute-contre roles of Gluck's reform operas. SCOTT ROSE chats with the tenor, who returns as Pylade in the Met's Iphigénie en Tauride this month.
Refining Gold THMB 2111Refining Gold
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Adventurous Opera Boston revives Hindemith's neglected masterpiece Cardillac, a dark allegory of the artist in society. PHILIP KENNICOTT muses on the work's place in history.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Mozart Libretti lg 211 Books
Seven Mozart librettos from author/translator J. D. McClatchy; Daniel Snowman's social history of opera.
Sound Bites McGee THMB 211Sound Bites: Michael Anthony McGee
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by BRIAN KELLOW
OpWatch Mannino thmb lg 211OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon The Metropolitan Opera Guild 75th Anniversary Luncheon
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Viewpoint Smith THMB 211Viewpoint: Reality Opera
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat thmb 211On the Beat
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A South African soprano shines at Wexford; Giordani, Netrebko, Furlanetto and Meade show that galas don't have to be sleepy.
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Essentials Grado thmb 211Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda ToC THMB 211Coda: High Infidelity
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by JAMES C. WHITSON
Broadcast Boccanegra THMB 211Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Simon Boccanegra 
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Broadcast of Saturday, February 5, 1:00 P.M.
Obituaries Hoffmann thmb 211Obituaries
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Heldentenor/pop star Peter Hofmann; Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz intendant David Stahl.
Broadcast Nixon in China thmb 211Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Nixon in China 
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, February 12, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Iphigenie thmb 211Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Iphigénie en Tauride 
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Broadcast of Saturday, February 26, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Don Pasquale THMB 1 211Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Don Pasquale 
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Broadcast of Saturday, February 19, 1:00 P.M.

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