Table Of Contents: June 2011

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ANNA CATERINA ANTONACCI: PRIMA DONNA, ITALIAN STYLE

Vol. 75, No. 12

• Storm Scene: The Arts in Italy Under Berlusconi
• The Glorious Teatro di San Carlo
• In Verdi's Footsteps: A Visit to Busseto
• The Highs and Lows of Rossini in Pesaro
• Our Guide to the Best European Summer Festivals
• Parma's Club Dei 27
• Fellini's Scorekeeper: Nino Rota
• Sound Bites: Elaine Alvarez


Features
Prima Donna Autentica THMB 611Prima Donna Autentica
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Anna Caterina Antonacci's powerful performances have made her one of opera's most admired sopranos, but the singular nature of her repertory makes her almost impossible to classify. JESSICA DUCHEN reports.
Taking the Pulse THMB 611Taking the Pulse of Pesaro
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Has the standard for Rossini singing fallen? STEPHEN HASTINGS judges the quality of performances on offer at Pesaro's Rossini Opera Festival.
The Source THMB 611The Source     
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More than a century after his death, Verdi remains a robust presence in the Italian town of Busseto and the areas nearby. AUGUST VENTURA takes a walk in the master's footsteps.
Culture Crash THMB 511Culture Crash
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The biggest drama in Italy these days is the state of the arts under Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. As big budget cuts loom, SILVIA LURAGHI looks at the balance sheet.
Enduring Splendor THMB 611Enduring Splendor
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AUGUST VENTURA travels to Naples for a look at the Teatro di San Carlo, its glories restored and its facilities now improved by a €67-million renovation.
Fellinis Scorekeeper THMB 611Fellini's Scorekeeper
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CHARLES TAYLOR listens to the film music of composer Nino Rota, whose centennial is being celebrated this year.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Butterfly's Child Cover 611 Books
A novel about the life of Cio-Cio-San's son as he tries to find his place in the world.
OpWatch Mitchell THMB 611OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR     
On the Beat Stayton thmb 611On the Beat
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The Gerda Lissner Foundation Gala shares its wealth with a wide range of talented young singers.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Viewpoint Galli Curci THMB 611Viewpoint: Italian Import
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Sound Bites Elaine Alvarez thmb 611Sound Bites: Elaine Alvarez
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by BRIAN KELLOW
Obituaries Robert Tear THMb 611Obituaries
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Composer Lee Hoiby dies at eighty-five; singers Robert Tear, Beatrice Krebs and Paula Lenchner.
Coda THMB 611Coda: Appassionati Verdiani
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by FRED PLOTKIN
Essentials Strada THMB 611Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT

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