Table Of Contents: February 2012

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ROYAL TREATMENT: DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY CROWNS THE MET'S ERNANI 

Vol. 76, No. 8

• New Hero in Town: Jay Hunter Morris Sings Götterdämmerung at the Met
• Chicago Classic: Show Boat Docks at Lyric Opera
• Lords of the Ring: Exploring the Wotan-Alberich Connection
• Sound Bites: Joyce El-Khoury
• Reunion Veronica Dunn


Features
TimeandtheRiver THMB 212Of Time and the River
As Lyric Opera of Chicago opens its new production of the classic musical Show Boat, LAURENCE MASLON looks at the show's enduring strengths and complexities.
Reunion Dunne Portrait thmb 212Reunion: Veronica Dunne
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Although she curtailed her performing career early on, Veronica Dunne has had a strong second life as Ireland's most prominent voice teacher. BRIAN KELLOW travels to Dublin for a visit with the soprano.
Full Circle THMb 212Full Circle
F. PAUL DRISCOLL talks to tenor Jay Hunter Morris, who had a last-minute success in the title role of the Met's new Siegfried in October. This month, Morris sings Siegfried in The Met: Live in HD presentation of Götterdämmerung.
Duel and Duality THMB 212Duel and Duality
There are two prime movers — Wotan and Alberich — at work in the Ring, and Tomasz Konieczny is one of the few singers to embody them both. MATTHEW GUREWITSCH talks to the bass-baritone about the connections between the two characters.
Elements of Style THMB 212Elements of Style
Who says you can't have it all? Dmitri Hvorostovsky has looks, brains, charisma — and what might just be the most beautiful baritone voice in the world. This month, he adds Ernani's Don Carlo to his growing list of Verdi roles. What's up next for Hvorostovsky? OUSSAMA ZAHR reports.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Muti Autiobiography Cover 212 Books
The autobiography of Riccardo Muti.
OpWatch Scholl CD Cover 212OperaWatch
by OUSSAMA ZAHR
On the Beat Markova thmb 212On the Beat
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Boccia, Murphy and Markova give knockout recitals in Wexford; all that, and the Blunden sisters' Mongolian fashion invasion, too.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Obituaries Roggero thmb 212Obituaries
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Soprano Sena Jurinac dies at ninety; singers Montserrat Figueras and Margaret Roggero; arts advocate Irwin Schneiderman.
Viewpoint Showboat THMB 212Viewpoint: Quality Attraction
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Sound Bites El-Khoury THMb 212Sound Bites: Joyce El-Khoury
by BRIAN KELLOW
Broadcast Bolena THMB 212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Anna Bolena 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, February 4, 12:00 P.M.
Essentials Hvorostovsky CD cover 212Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Dateline
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Bolena thmb 212Coda: Judging Anna 
by HEIDI WALESON
Broadcast Barbiere THMB 212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Il Barbiere di Siviglia
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Radio Broadcast of Saturday, February 18, 1:00 P.M.
 
Broadcast Gotterdammerung THMB 212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Götterdämmerung 
Radio and Live in HD Broadcast of Saturday, February 11, 12:00 P.M.
Broadcast Ernani THMB 212Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Ernani 
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Radio and Live in HD Broadcast of Saturday, February 25, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1:00 P.M. (Radio)

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