Table Of Contents: September 2011

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NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY: MARIUSZ KWIECIEN IS READY TO RAISE HELL IN THE MET'S NEW DON GIOVANNI 

Vol. 76, No. 3

• Mirror Images: Anne Boleyn and Anna Bolena
Director Michael Grandage Makes his Met Debut
• First Hearing: We Select the Best Headphones
• Scene Stealer: Coloratura Aleksandra Kurzak
• Sound Bites: Paul Appleby
Heart of a Soldier at San Francisco Opera
• 2011-12 Season Preview


Features
Tale of Two Queens THMB 911A Tale of Two Queens
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The Met's first-ever Anna Bolena arrives on opening night of the new season. British historian ADRIAN TINNISWOOD looks at the ways in which Donizetti's Anna Bolena diverges from the real Boleyn girl.
Angel and Devil thmb 911Angel and Devil
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Mariusz Kwiecien has sung Mozart's Don Giovanni many times — but never the same way twice. The baritone now looks forward to taking on the role at the Met this season in a new staging by Michael Grandage. How does he plan to seduce his audience? WILLIAM R. BRAUN reports.
Faith and Gioia THMB 911Faith and Gioia! 
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Fast-rising coloratura star Aleksandra Kurzak, who sings Fiordiligi in Los Angeles Opera's Così Fan Tutte this month, talks with JESSICA DUCHEN.
Hit Tix Daniels ThMB 911Hot Tickets!
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The 2011–12 season in the U.S. holds a number of must-see opera events. Here's a graphic look at the highlights of the upcoming season.
Instant Connections
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PATRICK DILLON raises the curtain on Christopher Theofanidis's Heart of a Soldier, an opera about love, friendship and 9/11 that has its world premiere this month at San Francisco Opera.
Don Patrol Grandage THMB 911The Don Patrol
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Michael Grandage, one of the British theater's most exciting directors, tells MATT WOLF about his plans for the Met's new incarnation of Don Giovanni.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Turner Books 911 Books
A study of Berg's Wozzeck; biographies of Eva Turner and George Szell.
Coda Price is Right THMB 911Coda: The Price Is Right — Or Is It?
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by MATTHEW GUREWITSCH
Dateline     
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Essentials Theofanidis Cover 911Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
On the Beat Follies THMB 911On the Beat
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Elias makes her Broadway bow in Follies at eighty-two; 1980s Met favorite Mitchell returns to New York in excellent form; First Things Last never finds its center.
by BRIAN KELLOW
OpWatch Gheorghiu THMB 911OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Road Show London thmb 911Road Show: London
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Sight Sound THMB 911Sight and Sound: Music to Your Ears
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by ADAM WASSERMAN
Sound Bites Appleby THMB 911Sound Bites: Paul Appleby
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Year in Opera THMB 911The Year in Opera
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A calendar of the 2011–12 season, compiled by TRISTAN KRAFT and JOE CADAGIN.
Viewpoint Grandage THMB 911Viewpoint: Changing Stages
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL

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