Table Of Contents: March 2012

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MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE: FABIO LUISI, PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR OF THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

Vol. 76, No. 9

• Ladies Night: Listening to the Women of Don Giovanni
• Capturing the Magic: Opera and Shakespeare on Film
• Big Impact on a Small Budget: Gotham Chamber Opera
• Sound Bites: Christian Van Horn
• Reunion: Carol Vaness
• Opera In Lisbon


Features
Big Picture THMB 312The Big Picture
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In many ways, both opera and Shakespeare seem natural fits for film. But STEVE VINEBERG finds that screen versions of opera have finished a distant second.
Women Rebeka thmb 312The Women
In Don Giovanni, Mozart and da Ponte created three of opera's most fully realized female characters. JAMES M. KELLER listens to the music of Donna Anna, Donna Elvira and Zerlina.
Staying the Course THMB 312Staying the Course
Fabio Luisi, the Met's new principal conductor, leads a new Manon for the company this month. Luisi has taken over some high-profile Met assignments this season — including Don Giovanni, Siegfried and Götterdämmerung. What's it like to lead James Levine's orchestra in some of James Levine's signature operas? LISA MERCURIO reports.
Gotham Central THMB 312Gotham Central
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HEIDI WALESON visits Manhattan's enterprising Gotham Chamber Opera, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this season.
Reunion Vaness thmb 312Reunion: Carol Vaness
Carol Vaness is a great singer — and an opinionated one. WILLIAM R. BRAUN talks to the soprano, who is now on the faculty of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Fashion Designers Cover 312 Books
Fashion designers create opera costumes; the Cambridge companion to Richard Strauss.
On the Beat Hirschbeing thmb 312On the Beat
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Remembering Omus Hirshbein, the 92nd Street Y's kind-hearted "culture czar."
by BRIAN KELLOW
OpWatch Quasthoff THMB 312OperaWatch
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Broadcast Macbeth THMB 312Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Macbeth 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 24, 1:00 P.M.
Obituaries thmb 312Obituaries
Pianist and coach Martin Isepp; stage director Paul-Émile Deiber; impresario Anthony Amato.
Viewpoint Witching Hour thmb 312Viewpoint: The Witching Hour
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Road Show Lisbon THMB 312Road Show: Lisbon
JOHN ALLISON takes a look at the history of opera in the Portuguese capital — and the state of opera there today.
Sound Bites Van Horn THMb 312Sound Bites: Christian Van Horn
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Broadcast Khovanshchina thmb 312Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Khovanshchina 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 17, 12 Noon
Essentials Don Giovanni CD cover 312Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Norma thmb 312Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
by SCOTT BARNES
Dateline    
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Broadcast Aida thmb 312Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Aida 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 3, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Don Giovanni THMB 312Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Don Giovanni 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 10, 12 Noon
Letters State Theater THMB 312Letters
New Direction
Broaddcast Elisir THMB 312Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: L'Elisir d'Amore 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 31, 1:00 P.M.

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