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THE GIRLS OF SUMMER: MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN TAKES ON GERSHWIN'S BESS AT CINCINNATI OPERA

Vol. 76, No. 12

• Interviews with Seventeen of the Summer's Hottest Stars
• Our Annual Guide to the Best U.S. Festivals
• Sound Bites: Corinne Winters
• Dressing Up For Concerts


Features
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MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN, who stars in Porgy and Bess at Cincinnati Opera, speaks with disarming candor to ADAM WASSERMAN.
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ELIZABETH FUTRAL, star of Kaija Saariaho's Émilie at the Lincoln Center Festival, tells JENNIFER MELICK why the opera offers her "the most electrifying part I’ve ever done."
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GEORGIA ROWE introduces LEAH CROCETTO, the rising soprano who sings Anna in Santa Fe Opera's upcoming Maometto II.
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STEPHANIE BLYTHE tells F. PAUL DRISCOLL about her passion for the music of Kate Smith.
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AVA PINE, Mark Adamo's Lysistrata at Fort Worth Opera Festival this season, chats with WILLIAM V. MADISON.
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F. PAUL DRISCOLL catches up with KELLY KADUCE, who is set to make her Cincinnati Opera debut this summer as Nedda.
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TRISTAN KRAFT interviews composer UNSUK CHIN, whose Alice in Wonderland will have its U.S. premiere at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
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PATRICK DILLON eagerly awaits the return of EWA PODLEŚ to the Caramoor International Music Festival, in Rossini's Ciro in Babilonia.
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SCOTT BARNES offers a preview of Ravinia Festival's new concert team — PATTI LuPONE and PATRICIA RACETTE.
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MICHELLE JOHNSON tells BRIAN KELLOW about her upcoming debut as Aida at the Glimmerglass Festival.
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ZULIMAR LÓPEZ-HERNÁNDEZ, Zerlina at Des Moines Metro Opera, talks to TRISTAN KRAFT about Mozart and other matters.
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REBECCA PALLER spends some time with veteran scene-stealer JOYCE CASTLE, Aunt Eller in Central City's Oklahoma! this summer.
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SCOTT BARNES steps out with KAREN ZIEMBA, Mrs. Lovett in Opera Theatre of Saint Louis's new Sweeney Todd.
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MARIA KANYOVA dazzles OUSSAMA ZAHR with her knowledge of Pat Nixon, the lady she sings in San Francisco Opera's Nixon in China.
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MARJORIE OWENS, set for Donna Anna in Des Moines, shares her thoughts with LOUISE T. GUINTHER about life as a fest artist in Germany.
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The great PHYLLIS CURTIN, who will narrate Façade at Tanglewood this summer, talks to BRIAN KELLOW about William Walton and Edith Sitwell.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
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The story of castrato Ferdinando Tenducci and his wife; the meaning of history and its influence on French grand opera; a study of Verdi in America.
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The hills are alive with the sound of music — and so are the cities, the plains and the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. TRISTAN KRAFT and FRED COHN offer a guide to the best summer festivals in the U.S.
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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by OUSSAMA ZAHR
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Salzburg Girls of Summer: Heather Menzies, Angela Cartwright and Kym Karath talk about The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook.
by BRIAN KELLOW
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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Philanthropist Louise Ireland Humphrey dies at ninety-three.
Dateline
Subscribers Only
by TRISTAN KRAFT
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by JULIE CONNELLY

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