Table Of Contents: April 2011

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THE SIXTH ANNUAL OPERA NEWS AWARDS

Vol. 75, No. 10

• The OPERA NEWS Awards, Honoring:
    Jonas Kaufmann
    Riccardo Muti
    Patricia Racette
    Kiri Te Kanawa
    Bryn Terfel
• Romantic Drama: Wuthering Heights in Minnesota
• Spirit Forces: NYCO Welcomes Séance on a Wet Afternoon
The Challenge of Conducting Il Trovatore
The Performance I Can't Forget: J.D. McClatchy
• Sound Bites: Wendy Bryn Harmer
• Farewell to Margaret Price


Features
opera newsOn the Record: Riccardo Muti
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F. PAUL DRISCOLL listens to the maestro's expansive discography and examines some of the highlights, ranging from performances of works by Nino Rota and Respighi to interpretations of Verdi and Bellini.
ON Awards Surveys Picker Cover 411On the Record: Patricia Racette
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OUSSAMA ZAHR listens to highlights from the soprano's discography.
On Awards Four Last Songs THMB 411On the Record: Kiri Te Kanawa
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BRIAN KELLOW listens to highlights from the soprano's discography.
ON Awards Kaufmann Cover 411On the Record: Jonas Kaufmann
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LOUISE T. GUINTHER listens to highlights from the tenor's burgeoning discography.
Flash Element Composers Medium thmb 411Composer's Medium
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BARRY SINGER talks to Broadway hit-maker Stephen Schwartz, whose opera, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, arrives at New York City Opera this month.
The Wildness and Wet THMB 411The Wildness and Wet
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Minnesota Opera is reviving a genuine rarity — Wuthering Heights, the only opera by Hollywood legend Bernard Herrmann. BRIAN KELLOW reports.
OperaNews Awards THMB 411The OPERA NEWS Awards
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On April 17, five of opera's favorite artists will be honored in a gala awards ceremony at the Plaza Hotel. The Sixth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of ...
ONAwards Kaufmann ThMB 411Jonas Kaufmann
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by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
ONAwards Muti THMB 411Riccardo Muti
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
ONAwards Racette THMB 411Patricia Racette
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
ONAwards Te Kanawa THMB 411Kiri Te Kanawa
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by BRIAN KELLOW
Trovatore test THMB 411The Trovatore Test
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From Toscanini to Levine, all of the twentieth century's great conductors have been attracted to the complex charms of Verdi's Il Trovatore. HARVEY SACHS listens to some influential recordings of the opera.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Mussorgsky LG 411 Books
A comprehensive Zeffirelli album; Musorgsky: His Life and Works, by David Brown.
OperaWatch Kurzak THMB 411OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Sound Bites Harmer thmb 411Sound Bites: Wendy Bryn Harmer
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Steber thmb 411On the Beat     
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Steber's 1949 Met broadcast brings Violetta back alive; opera-style thrills at Red Bull Theater's The Witch of Edmonton.
Obituaries Price THMB 411Obituaries
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Margaret Price, radiant Mozart and Verdi soprano, dies at sixty-nine; composer Milton Babbitt; designer Theoni V. Aldredge; arts advocate Helen Zanetti Marx
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April 17, 2011 6:00 PM | Grand Ballroom, The Plaza, New York
Viewpoint THMB 411Viewpoint: Rising to the Occasion
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Essentials LuPone CD COver 411Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Dateline     
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Performance McClatchy THMB 411Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
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by J. D. McCLATCHY
Composer's Palatte Rands THMB 411Composer's Palette
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British composer Bernard Rands chats with TRISTAN KRAFT about his new opera, Vincent, which will set van Gogh's life to music when it premieres this month at the IU Jacobs School of Music.
Broadcast Ory THMB 411Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Le Comte Ory 
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, April?9, 1:00 P.M.
BROADCAST WOZZECK THMB 411Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Wozzeck 
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Broadcast of Saturday, April?16, 1:00 P.M.
BROADCAST TROVATORE THMB 511Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Il Trovatore 
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, April 30, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Capriccio ToCTHMB 511Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Capriccio 
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, April?23, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Rheingold THMB 411Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Das Rheingold 
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Radio Broadcast of Saturday, April 2, 1:00 P.M.

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