Table Of Contents: May 2012

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AN AMERICAN ABROAD: LAURA AIKIN SINGS IN AMSTERDAM AND SALZBURG

Vol. 76, No. 11

• Voices of Summer: Our Guide to the Best Festivals in Europe
• The Opera Scene in Bordeaux, Brussels and Buxton
• Alexander Pereira's Bold Vision for Salzburg
• Vital Presence: Maestro David Robertson
• A Renaissance in Florence
• Sound Bites: Tom Corbeil
• Parma's Teatro Farnese


Features
Peak Performance THMB 512Peak Performance in Buxton
ADRIAN TINNISWOOD explores the charming Derbyshire market town of Buxton and its splendidly restored Edwardian theater.
A Taste of Bordeaux THMB 512A Taste of Bordeaux
ALISON CULLIFORD admires the breathtaking beauty of France's Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux.
 
Open House in Parma THMB 512Open House in Parma
AUGUST VENTURA raises the curtain on Parma's Teatro Farnese, a Baroque-era jewel that is returning to life as a venue.
Brussels in Bloom THMB 512Brussels in Bloom
What makes Belgium's Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie one of the most exciting theaters in Europe? SOFIA NYBLOM reports.
High and Deep Aikin THMB 512High and Deep
JESSICA DUCHEN talks to the dynamic American soprano Laura Aikin, who affirms her versatility — and her artistic courage — this summer with high-profile assignments at the Holland Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
New to Salizburg thmb 512New to Salzburg
MATTHEW GUREWITSCH interviews Alexander Pereira, who promises all new productions every season at the Salzburg Festival.
Helmsman THMB 512Helmsman
WILLIAM R. BRAUN speaks with conductor David Robertson, whose musical passions run from Billy Budd to Barber to The Music Man.
Renaissance THMB 512A Renaissance in Opera's Birthplace
STEPHEN HASTINGS visits Florence, which has been energized by a new theater complex and new artistic leadership.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Verdi and Wagner cover 512 Books
A trenchant comparison of Verdi and Wagner; essays in honor of Julian Rushton; a biography of Carlos Kleiber.
OpWatch Kaufmann THMB 512OperaWatch     
by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Pop Side Janis Paige THMB 512The Pop Side: Janis Paige
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BRIAN KELLOW chats with actress and singer Janis Paige, who's returned to the stage more than sixty years after her film debut.
Voices of Summer THMB 512Voices of Summer
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The Best of the European Festivals
Obituaries Anthony THMB 512Obituaries
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Tenor Charles Anthony, who gave more performances at the Met than any other artist, dies at eighty-two; singers Elizabeth Connell, Giangiacomo Guelfi and Andrij Dobriansky; conductor Mark Flint; critic Howard Kissel; television pioneer Charles Polacheck.
Dateline
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Viewpoint Aikin THMB 512Viewpoint: Coloratura Queen
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Nelson thmb 512On the Beat
A fine display of young talent at the George London finals; Sondheim's problem show Merrily We Roll Along gets a huge lift at Encores!
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Corbeil THMB 512Sound Bites: Tom Corbeil
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL

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