Table Of Contents: January 2013

Issue January 2013 113

HAPPY NEW YEAR! MATTHEW POLENZANI SINGS LEICESTER IN THE MET PREMIERE OF MARIA STUARDA 

Vol. 77, No. 7

• Maria Stuarda Meets Mary Stuart: Joyce DiDonato and Janet McTeer
• New Queen in Town: Elza van den Heever Makes Her Met Debut
• The Ladies of Les Troyens
Nixon in China: A Personal Connection
• Sound Bites: Noah Stewart
• Reunion: Roberta Peters
• Best CDs and Videos of 2012


Features
Queen for a Debut thmb 113Queen for a Debut
Dramatic soprano Elza van den Heever, who has won raves for her performances in San Francisco, Chicago and Santa Fe, makes her Met bow as Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda. MARK THOMAS KETTERSON reports.
Reunion Peters Thmb 113Reunion: Roberta Peters
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SCOTT BARNES visits with the beloved soprano, one of the Met's top box-office stars in the 1950s and '60s.
Putting it Together thmb 113Putting It Together
How does Matthew Polenzani balance the demands of an international opera career with his responsibilities as a husband and father? By always putting his family first. JAMES C. WHITSON talks to the tenor, who is back at the Met this winter for two Donizetti roles — Leicester in Maria Stuarda and Nemorino in L'Elisir d'Amore.
Battle for Troy thmb 113The Battle for Troy
Once consigned to the desert of music history, Berlioz's Les Troyens has finally received the recognition it has always deserved. PETER G. DAVIS recalls his own personal history with the opera.
Face to Face thmb 113Face to Face: Joyce DiDonato and Janet McTeer
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So what happens when the Met's Maria Stuarda and Broadway's Mary Stuart sit down for a chat about one of their favorite queens? F. PAUL DRISCOLL listens in.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Music in 1853 Cover 113 Books
A biography of Weill and Lenya; Music in 1853.
The Best of the Year
We offer our favorites among recordings and videos we reviewed in 2012.
Viewpoint Mary STuart thmb 113Viewpoint: Rewriting History
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Chenoweth thmb 113OperaWatch
by OUSSAMA ZAHR
On the Beat thmb 113On the Beat
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An autumnal Quartet, directed by Dustin Hoffman; the Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation is better with a band.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Stewart thmb 113Sound Bites: Noah Stewart
by ADAM WASSERMAN
Broadcast Troyens thmb 113Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Les Troyens 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, January 5, 12 Noon
Broadcast Trovatore thmb 113Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Il Trovatore
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 12, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Maria Stuarda thmb 113Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Maria Stuarda 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, January 19, 1 P.M.
Broadcast Rondine thmb 113Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Rondine 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 26, 1:00 P.M.
Obituaries Henze thmb 113Obituaries
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Composer Hans Werner Henze dies at eighty-six; singers David Atkinson and Robert Poulton; designer David Reppa, a Metropolitan Opera stalwart.
Coda Nixon in China thmb 113Coda: Revisiting Nixon in China
by LAURENCE BERGREEN
Dateline     
by TRISTAN KRAFT

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