Table Of Contents: October 2013

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COMPOSER NICO MUHLY AND THE MET PREMIERE OF TWO BOYS 

Vol. 78, No. 4

• James Conlon on The Spell of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Britten's Ambassador: Bass Matthew Rose
• Listening to Tenor Mark Padmore
• Sound Bites: Evan Hughes
• Man and Machine: Composer Tod Machover
• Full Schedule: Ricky Ian Gordon
• The Performance Michael John LaChiusa Can't Forget


Features
Dream Weaver THMB 1013Dream Weaver
Bass Matthew Rose, who sings Bottom in this month's Met performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream, discusses his passion for the music of Benjamin Britten with RICHARD FAIRMAN.
Rickys Moment thmb 1013Ricky's Moment
OUSSAMA ZAHR catches up with composer Ricky Ian Gordon, who is at a career peak, with a trio of new operas in the works.
Man and Machine thmb 1013Man and Machine
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Tod Machover's operas boast qualities that might seem contradictory — heavy reliance on technology and tremendous emotional impact. This season, Death and the Powers arrives at Dallas Opera. PHILIP KENNICOTT examines the composer's recent oeuvre.
Instant Message thmb 1013Instant Message
On the eve of his Metropolitan Opera debut, Nico Muhly argues that his wildly eclectic career is more "institutional" than "indie." TRISTAN KRAFT sits down with the composer, whose output ranges from folk-rock collaborations and film scores to church music and mainstream ballet commissions.
Forest Murmurs thmb 1013Forest Murmurs
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Maestro JAMES CONLON, who helms the Met's Midsummer Night's Dream, explores the fantastical realm of Benjamin Britten's brilliant musical riff on Shakespeare.
Intelligence Gathering thmb 1013Intelligence Gathering
English tenor Mark Padmore has earned a reputation as a committed Britten interpreter. ADRIAN TINNISWOOD illuminates the qualities that make Padmore a worthy successor to Peter Pears.
Departments
DueFigaroCD Recordings
In Review
Books Britten Biography lg 1013 Books
A new Britten biography by Neil Powell; Philip Eisenhaus explores the life of "Bel Canto Bully" Domenico Barbaja.
Bonynge THMB 1013Master's Thesis
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On October 9, Richard Bonynge gives his first-ever public New York City masterclass, at the Juilliard School of Music. BRIAN KELLOW speaks with the veteran conductor about bel canto style, current teaching standards and his life with La Stupenda.
Viewpoint THMB 1013Viewpoint: Accent on Youth
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Brewer lg 1013OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat THMB 1013On the Beat
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New York Festival of Song honors Rorem at ninety; Costello wants us to call him Ishmael.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials Padmore Disc lg 1013Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites THMB 1013Sound Bites: Evan Hughes
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Broadcast Onegin thmb 1013Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: Eugene Onegin 
Transmission of Saturday, October 5, 2013, 12:55 P.M.
Broadcast Nose thmb 1013Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: The Nose 
Transmission of Saturday, October 26, 2013, 12:55 P.M.
Obituaries thmb 1013Obituaries
Mezzo Geraldine Decker; promising tenor Gregory Carroll; boxer Emile Griffith, subject of a recent jazz opera, dies at seventy-five.
Presidents Letter thmb 1013A Letter from the President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild
By RICHARD J. MILLER, JR.
Dateline     
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by EMILY OSTERTAG
Coda thmb 1013Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
by MICHAEL JOHN LaCHIUSA

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