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Woman of the Year 

On the eve of Wagner’s 200th birthday, the opera world is abuzz with one name — Nina Stemme. JESSICA DUCHEN catches up with the Swedish soprano, who feels increasingly at home in full-blown dramatic territory.

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As Isolde in Christof Loy's Covent Garden staging, 2009
© Bill Cooper 2012
If you have a penchant for appropriate names, look no further than Nina Stemme. In Danish and Norwegian, "Stemme" means "Voice." Over the past decade, the crescendo to international prominence of this...

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Current Issue: November 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 5