Table Of Contents: December 2012

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HAIL TO THE QUEEN! SUSAN GRAHAM SINGS DIDON IN LES TROYENS AT THE MET

Vol. 77, No. 6

• Boys' Club: Friendship in the Operas of Verdi
• Lady Sings the Blues: Amelia in Un Ballo in Maschera
• 
The Shifting Landscape of La Scala
• Reunion: Susan Larson
• A New Ballo at the Met
• Sound Bites: René Barbera
• Trevor Pinnock conducts Don Giovanni at HGO


Features
Reunion Larson thmb 1212Reunion: Susan Larson
FRED COHN catches up with the iconoclastic soprano whose spirit of adventure made her a perfect fit for Peter Sellars's groundbreaking reexaminations of the opera canon.
Unlucky Lady THMB 1212Unlucky Lady
Amelia Anckarström may have no counterpart in history, but as Italian opera heroines go, she's the real deal. PATRICK DILLON looks at what it takes to bring this volatile lady to life.
Pinnock's Passage thmb 1212Pinnock's Passage
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A lifetime of experience in the pit has taught Trevor Pinnock that there are more questions than answers. The British-born early-music maestro discusses his wide-ranging musical peregrinations with DAVID PATRICK STEARNS.
Life Continued THMB 1212Life, Continued
Susan Graham, Didon in the Met revival of Les Troyens, speaks to WILLIAM R. BRAUN about the overwhelming changes in her life during the past decade of stardom.
Buddy Stories thmb 1212Buddy Stories
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Platonic male friendship rarely takes center stage in the passionate plots of opera, but two Verdi masterpieces, Don Carlo and Un Ballo in Maschera, share that surprisingly powerful theme. CONRAD L. OSBORNE explores the similarities.
House InSpection thmb 1212House Inspection
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Whither La Scala? As Milan's great opera house prepares to open its season, HARVEY SACHS takes a look at the theater's troubled history and uncertain future.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Ravel Cover 1212 Books
A study of Ravel by Michael J. Puri; Darsky’s Chaliapin bio is a labor of love.
Viewpoint Graham thmb 1212Viewpoint: Mademoiselle America
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
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Monday, September 24, 2012
On the Beat Rhys thmb 1212On the Beat
A novel that sings: Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea.
by BRIAN KELLOW
essentials graham cd cover 1212Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Barbera thmb 1212Sound Bites: René Barbera
by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Broadcasts Tito THMB 1212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Clemenza di Tito 
The Met: Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:55 P.M.
Broadcast Ballo thmb 1212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Un Ballo in Maschera 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, December 8, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1:00 P.M. (Radio)
Broadcast Aida thmb 1212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Aida 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, December 15, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1:00 P.M. (Radio)
Broadcasts Barber thmb 1212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Barber of Seville 
Broadcast of Saturday, December 22, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Keenlyside thmb 1212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Tempest 
Broadcast of Saturday, December 29, 1:00 P.M.
Obituaries Goeke thmb 1212Obituaries
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Tenor Leo Goeke; contralto Jean Allister.
Dateline     
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Scotto thmb 1212Coda: The Performance I Can’t Forget
by IRA SIFF

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