Table Of Contents: March 2011

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STAR POWER: DIANA DAMRAU SHINES IN LE COMTE ORY AT THE MET

Vol. 75, No. 9

• Comic Treasure: Rediscovering Le Comte Ory
• Romantic Hero: Lucia's Edgardo Ravenswood
• Solo Turns: NYCO's Monodramas Triple Bill
• George London's Russian Dream
• Scary Lady: The Countess in The Queen of Spades
• Sound Bites: Jennifer Black
And the Curtain Rises in D.C.


Features
London's Calling THMB 311London's Calling
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American bass-baritone George London dreamed of singing Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov in Russia — and his dream came true. ERIC MYERS reports.
Sparkling Vintage Barabas THMB 311Sparkling Vintage
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ROGER PINES savors memories of Glyndebourne's 1954 production of Le Comte Ory — the comic gem by Rossini that has its Met premiere this month in a new staging by Bartlett Sher.
Importance Of Being THMB 311The Importance of Being Edgardo
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KEN BENSON reveals why Lucia di Lammermoor's leading man has been a favorite role of some of opera's greatest tenors.
Boris Goes West THMB 311Boris Goes West
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JOHN YOHALEM examines the linguistically tangled history of Boris Godunov as it traveled outside of Russia.
 
First Person Singular THMB 311First Person Singular
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BARRY SINGER talks with New York City Opera general manager and artistic director George Steel about Monodramas, the company's new triple bill.
Virtuosa Damrau thmb 311La Virtuosa
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Coloratura sensation Diana Damrau returns to the Met this month in the company's first performances of Le Comte Ory. She shares her observations on Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini and other matters with F. PAUL DRISCOLL.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Listen to THis Books
Alex Ross's Listen to This; a novel by Richard Harvell; Wagner as a brand name; the story of Savva Mamontov's Moscow Private Opera. 
SoundBites Jennifer Black thmb 311Sound Bites: Jennifer Black
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch DiDonato thmb 311OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Obituaries Cuenod THMB 311Obituaries
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Hugues Cuénod, character tenor extraordinaire, dies at 108; singers Frances Ginsberg and Solange Michel; manager Gianna Galli.
On the Beat THMB 311On the Beat
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Making stage history sing at Arlington, VA's Signature Theatre; Yvonne Constant, Baby Jane Dexter and Nancy Dussault do their cabaret turns at New York's Metropolitan Room.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Viewpoint Rossini thmb 311Viewpoint: Listening to Rossini
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Essentials Zauberflote lg 311Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Tales Crypt THMB 311Coda: Tale From the Crypt
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by MARK THOMAS KETTERSON
Broadcast Lucia THMB 311Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Lucia di Lammermoor
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, March 19, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Queen of Spades thmb 311Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Queen of Spades
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Broadcast of Saturday, March 26, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Boris THMB 311Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Boris Godunov 
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Broadcast of Saturday, March 12, 12:00 Noon
Broadcast Armida THMB 311Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Armida 
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Broadcast of Saturday, March 5, 1:00 P.M.

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