Table Of Contents: January 2012

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GRABBING THE GOLD: ERIC OWENS, BREAKOUT STAR OF THE MET'S NEW RING 

Vol. 76, No. 7

• Reinventing New York City Opera
Porgy and Bess Returns to Broadway
• Houston Grand Opera's New Rape of Lucretia
Prize Performance: Riccardo Muti in Stockholm
• Sound Bites: David Lomelí
• The Best CDs and DVDs of the Year


Features
Ballad of NYCO State Theater THMB 112The Ballad of NYCO
Next month, New York City Opera presents its first operas since announcing its departure from Lincoln Center, the company's home for more than forty years. It's a move that was once unthinkable — but it may be NYCO's only hope for survival. FRED COHN traces the long, complicated and still-evolving saga of an American cultural institution's reinvention.
Renovation Catfish THMB 112The Renovation of Catfish Row
Porgy and Bess is back on Broadway in a new production, directed by Diane Paulus, that offers an unconventional — and controversial — take on a classic of the American theater. FOSTER HIRSCH reports.
Letter From Stockhom THMB 112Letter from Stockholm
SYLVIA L'ÉCUYER travels to the Swedish capital, where Riccardo Muti accepted the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Prize in October.
 
Lesson in Listening Owens THMB 112A Lesson in Listening
His performance as the vengeance-bent Alberich has made Eric Owens the breakout star of the Met's new Robert Lepage Ring. As Owens explains to ADAM WASSERMAN, it's all a matter of listening to what the music has to say.
Chamber Drama Britten THMB 112Chamber Drama
DAVID J. BAKER looks at Benjamin Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, the dark chamber opera that has its Houston Grand Opera premiere next month.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
OpWatch Roberson thmb 112OperaWatch
by OUSSAMA ZAHR
On the Beat Idomeneo THMB 112On the Beat
Domingo, the most honored tenor of our time, objects to criticism in The Washington Post; a short run for Fleming and Graham in the feature Margaret.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Obituaries Wixell thmb 112Obituaries
Subscribers Only
Swedish baritone Ingvar Wixell dies at eighty; artist manager Michal Schmidt.
Sound Bites Lomelí THMB 112Sound Bites: David Lomelí
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Viewpoint One Only THMB 112Viewpoint: Name-Dropping
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Guild Luncheon Horne 1 thmb 112 The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne The Metropolitan Opera Guild 77th Annual Luncheon Honoring Marilyn Horne
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FidelioBestYrCDThe Best of the Year
We offer our favorites among CDs and DVDs we reviewed in 2011.
Broadcast Tosca THMB 1112Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Tosca 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 28, 1:00 P.M.
Dateline     
by TRISTAN KRAFT     
Conquering Attila THMB 112Conquering Attila
Online Exclusive
Bass-baritone John Relyea, who this month sings the title character in Seattle Opera's new production of Attila, chats with F. PAUL DRISCOLL about the challenges behind taking on Verdi's Hun king.
Coda Brando THMB 112Coda: Just Act Natural
by DONA D. VAUGHN
Essentials Flowering Tree Cover 112Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Broadcast Enchanted Island thmb 112Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Enchanted Island 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, January 21, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1:00 P.M. (Radio)
 
Broadcast Norma thmb 112Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Norma 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 14, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Hansel thmb 112Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Hansel and Gretel 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 7, 1:00 P.M.

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