Table Of Contents: July 2011

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TUSCAN SON: CONDUCTOR NICOLA LUISOTTI

Vol. 76, No. 1

• The Chicago Beat: Lyric Opera's Andrew Davis
• Why was Guillaume Tell Rossini's Last Opera
• Britten Master: Steuart Bedford
• Twice-Told Tale: Julius Rudel on Beverly Sills and Giulio Cesare
• Maestra Xian Zhang
• Fausto Cleva's Mastery of the Italian Repertoire
• Sound Bites: Jason Collins


Features
First Maestra THMB 711First Maestra
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GEORGE HALL discovers how Chinese-born conductor Xian Zhang became the first woman to head a major Italian orchestra.
Law and Order THMB 711Law and Order
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JOHN W. FREEMAN remembers the autocratic style of conductor Fausto Cleva, the Met's longtime master of the Italian repertoire.
Direct Expression THMB 711Direct Expression
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Italian conductor Nicola Luisotti, music director of San Francisco Opera, is a great respecter of tradition — on his own terms. COURTNEY SMITH reports.
Knight in chicago THMB 711A Knight in Chicago
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F. PAUL DRISCOLL visits the Windy City for a conversation with Sir Andrew Davis, who just celebrated his tenth anniversary as Lyric Opera of Chicago's music director.
Conquering Caesar THMB 711Conquering Caesar 
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Beverly Sills loved to tell the story of how she became an "overnight" star in New York City Opera's 1966 production of Giulio Cesare. In his forthcoming memoir, First and Lasting Impressions (coauthored by REBECCA PALLER), conductor JULIUS RUDEL tells his side of the story. The following is an excerpt from that book.
Brittens Finest THMb 711Britten's Finest
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JOHN ALLISON interviews Steuart Bedford, a peerless interpreter of the operas of Benjamin Britten.
Long Shadow of Guillaume THMB 711The Long Shadow of Guillaume Tell 
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Rossini's last opera occupies a seminal place in the nineteenth-century repertory. As Caramoor prepares a concert revival of Guillaume Tell, PATRICK DILLON explains just how this particular grand opera hits the bull's-eye.
Departments
SchrottTangoCD Recordings
CRITIC'S CHOICE: Schrott sings tangos. A new recording of Fedora with Gheorghiu and Domingo; Pappano conducts Pergolesi and Rossini Stabat Maters; Brewer in encore mode; Hänssler pays tribute to Peter Anders. VIDEO: Lehnhoff directs Theorin and Meier in Salzburg's Elektra; Zurich Opera's Tosca, with Magee, Kaufmann and Hampson; a Donizetti rarity from Accademia La Scala; Criterion releases Schertzinger's 1939 Mikado and Leigh's Topsy-Turvy; Jansons leads Gurrelieder; Petite Messe Solennelle from Chailly; Jan Peerce is remembered in a documentary.
In Review
Books Puccini's Late Style lg 711 Books
A scholarly examination of Puccini's late operas.
On the Beat Hampson THMb 711On the Beat     
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Hampson in the Year of Mahler; Munsel sends in the clowns at the National Arts Club.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Viewpoint Schippers thmb 711Viewpoint: A Full Life
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch Amos THMb 711OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
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SOUND BITES COLLINS THMB 711Sound Bites: Jason Collins
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Dateline     
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Obituaries Catan THMB 711Obituaries
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Composer Daniel Catán dies suddenly at sixty-two; singers Anita Välkki and Vincenzo La Scola; composer Peter Lieberson; biographer Joan Peyser; director/choreographer Elena Denda Capobianco; broadcaster Andrew Karzas; conductor Yakov Kreizberg
Dinner Show THMB 711Dinner and a Show: San Francisco
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OUSSAMA ZAHR picks the best places to eat during a trip to the Golden Gate City this summer.
Essentials Britten Turn of the Screw Cover 711Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Peters THMB 711Coda: Discouraging Words
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by IRA SIFF

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