Table Of Contents: August 2011

Cover August 2011

SCHOOL DAYS: NATHAN GUNN TALKS ABOUT TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF SINGERS

Vol. 76, No. 2

• Delayed Reaction: Learning to Love Puccini
• Are Audience Recruitment Programs Working? 
• Changing Landscape: Opera in Cleveland
• Catherine Malfitano at Manhattan School of Music
• Peter Maxwell Davies's Kommilitonen
• Sound Bites: Amanda Majeski
• A Visit With Critic Andrew Porter


Features
Newest Audience THMB 811The Newest Audience
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MICHAEL SLADE discovers an opera fan who has experienced a lifetime of listening in less than two years.
Revised Opinion THMB 811Revised Opinion
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GREG SANDOW tells about how he stopped worrying and learned to love Puccini.
Universitories THMB 811Universitories
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Do university voice departments have the edge over traditional conservatories? MARK THOMAS KETTERSON talks to Nathan Gunn and other experts who are training the new generation of singers.
Voice of Authority THMB 811The Voice of Authority
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For years, in his weekly column for The New Yorker, Andrew Porter set the standard for informed, incisive, smart music criticism. In a conversation with WILLIAM R. BRAUN, Porter looks back at some memorable moments in his career.
Goodbye Again THMB 811Goodbye Again
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Peter Maxwell Davies has sworn off opera many times. But Kommilitonen!, which comes to the Juilliard School this fall, provided him with a composer's dream — unflagging commitment from the performers. FRED COHN raises the curtain.
Cleveland Blues THMB 811Cleveland Blues
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Cleveland has a rich classical-music history, but its current opera landscape looks a little dark. DONALD ROSENBERG reports.
Recruitment Plan thmb 811Recruitment Plan
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PHILIP KENNICOTT looks at the effort to bring new audiences to opera. Is it working?
Higher Education THMB 811Higher Education
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ERIC MYERS visits soprano Catherine Malfitano, who is passing on her joy in performing to her students at Manhattan School of Music.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Handel's Bestiary LG 811 Books
A celebration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of Porgy and Bess; Donna Leon creates a Handelian bestiary.
OpWatch Brown thmb 811OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
On the Beat Newbury thmb 811On the Beat
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Speeding up Strauss at this year's Bard Festival; New York City Opera's spring farewell at Lincoln Center.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Majeski thmb 811Sound Bites: Amanda Majeski
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Viewpoint Koch Theater thmb 811Viewpoint: Changing Landscape
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Traviata THMB 811Coda: Lost Horizons
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by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
Essentials Taverner Cover 811Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Obituaries Tozzi THMB 811Obituaries
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Met stalwart Giorgio Tozzi dies at eighty-eight; sopranos Alda Noni and Jane Rhodes; author Johanna Fiedler.

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