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THE RECITALIST: GERALD FINLEY SET TO SING IN TORONTO, OTTAWA, TANGLEWOOD AND RAVINIA

Vol. 77, No. 1

• Who's Afraid of Hugo Wolf? 
• The Enduring Landscape of English Song
• Rossini Rarity: Ciro in Babilonia at Caramoor
• Sound Bites: Fiona Murphy
• Reunion: Elly Ameling
• The Brief, Burnished Perfection of Henri Duparc


Features
Becoming Rossini THMB 712Becoming Rossini
Ciro in Babilonia, which Will Crutchfield conducts at the Caramoor Festival this summer, shows Rossini taking early steps toward the musical dynamo he would become. WILLIAM R. BRAUN listens to the young master's work.
Reunion Ameling thmb 712Reunion: Elly Ameling
The Dutch soprano chats with HANS PIETER HERMAN about her long and varied career on the recital stage and shares her thoughts on the future of the art of song.
Song Champion Finley thmb 712Song Champion
Bass-baritone Gerald Finley has conquered the world's opera stages, but it was the song repertoire that first drew him in, and it still exerts a special appeal. FRED COHN talks with the bass-baritone about his repertory choices and his unique partnership with pianist Julius Drake.
The Lone Wolf thmb 712The Lone Wolf
Hugo Wolf had barely a decade to produce his extraordinary output of songbooks. RUSSELL PLATT surveys some important Wolf interpreters in assessing the art of one of the most demanding of the great lieder composers.
Therell Always Be THMB 712There'll Always Be an England
The works of English composers from Purcell through Britten and beyond have never wanted for champions. HILARY FINCH offers an overview of the English song landscape and reflects on the genre's enduring popularity.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
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A history of Russian opera through the lens of gender conventions
Little Bit of Soul Eggerth thmb 712A Little Bit of Soul

BRIAN KELLOW chats with the incomparable living legend Marta Eggerth on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

Coda Duparc THMB 712Coda: The Perfectionist
by JAMES C. WHITSON
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by TRISTAN KRAFT
Essentials Auger thmb 712Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Obituaries Chookasian thmb 712Obituaries
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Contralto Lili Chookasian dies at ninety; Hungarian soprano Sari Barabas; NYCO stalwart William Chapman; designer Rolf Langenfass; administrator Edward Purrington; mezzo Margarita Lilova; arts advocate Jeannette Rohatyn
On the Beat Appleby thmb 712On the Beat
Appleby takes top prize at the Lissner Competition; Sellars gives us all a moment to remember at the OPERA NEWS Awards.
by BRIAN KELLOW
one of the good dvorsky thmb 712One of the Good Guys
BRIAN KELLOW talks to George Dvorsky, one of the stars of the York Theater revival of Maltby and Shire's Closer Than Ever.
OpWatch Perez thmb 712OperaWatch
by OUSSAMA ZAHR
Sound Bites Murphy Thmb 712Sound Bites: Fiona Murphy
by BRIAN KELLOW
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Sunday, April 29, 2012 | Grand Ballroom, The Plaza, New York
Photos: Dario Acosta
Skin He's in Benjamin thmb 712The Skin He's In
British composer George Benjamin, whose new opera Written on Skin receives its world premiere this month at the Aix-en-Provence festival, chats with ADAM WASSERMAN about the work's inception and progress to the stage.
Viewpoint de los Angeles thmb 712Viewpoint: The Recital Issue
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL

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