Table Of Contents: May 2011

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BRYN TERFEL: THE DIVINE AND MORTAL STAR OF DIE WALKÜRE 

Vol. 75, No. 11

• Under New Management: Francesca Zambello at Glimmerglass
• Lepage and the Machine: The Met's New High-Tech Ring
• Stage Savvy: Thomas Allen Turns to Directing
• Our Guide to the Best U.S. Festivals
• Sound Bites: Ashley Emerson
• Seán Curran
• The Last Savage in Santa Fe


Features
Company She Keeps THMB 511The Company She Keeps
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Protean stage director Francesca Zambello, now artistic and general director of the Glimmerglass Festival, talks to DAVID BELCHER about her ambitious plans for the company.
Man Behind Machine Dreamcatcher image thmb 511The Man Behind the Machine
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AUGUST VENTURA chats with Robert Lepage, the theatrical visionary behind the Met's new staging of Wagner's Ring cycle, which continues with this spring's premiere of Die Walküre.
Wanderer THMB 511The Wanderer
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This season, Bryn Terfel brings his singular charisma to Wotan in the Met's new stagings of Das Rheingold and Die Walküre. The Welsh superstar shares his thoughts on the Ring and other matters with BRIAN KELLOW.
Dance Card THMB 511Dance Card
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Seán Curran has made the transition from choreographer to stage director. This month he stages Donizetti's The Daughter of the Regiment at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. VALERIE GLADSTONE reports.
Master Builder THMB 511Master Builder
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WILLIAM R. BRAUN pays a visit to Thomas Allen, one of opera's consummate artists, who sings the Music Master in this month's broadcast of Ariadne auf Naxos.
Salvaging the Savage THMB 511Salvaging the Savaged
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This summer, Santa Fe Opera presents a new staging of Gian Carlo Menotti's The Last Savage, which was considered an ignominious failure at the time of its Met premiere in 1964. BARRY SINGER looks at the reasons why the opera was dismissed by critics.
Departments
RoyalCD Recordings
May Issue In Review Bartered Bride THMB 511 In Review
Books Zemlinsky LG 511 Books
A biography of Zemlinsky; an insider's view of Bernstein; the criticism of Szymanowski; Philippe Sollers creates an intriguing portrait of Mozart.
Sound Bites Ashley Emerson THMB 511Sound Bites: Ashley Emerson
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Rudel THMB 511

OperaWatch

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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
ON the beat McKinney THMB 511On the Beat     
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Stephanie Blythe pays tribute to Kate Smith at the Allen Room; the men dominate at the fortieth annual George London Foundation Awards Competition. 
by BRIAN KELLOW
Viewpoint Open Book LG 511Viewpoint: An Open Book
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Royal Road THMB 511The Royal Road
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British soprano Kate Royal, who's just released her third recital recording, A Lesson in Love, chats with ADAM WASSERMAN about Britten's heroines, the process of putting together a concert program and why, despite her diverse repertoire, she considers herself first and foremost a Mozart singer. 
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Illustration THMB 511Coda: The Great Purge
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by KEN BENSON
Essentials Terfel Vagabond Cover 511Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Broadcast Walküre THMB 511Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Die Walküre 
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, May 14, 12:00 P.M.
Broadcast Ariadne THMB 511Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Ariadne auf Naxos 
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Broadcast of Saturday, May 8, 1:00 P.M.

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