Table Of Contents: March 2013

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WINNING FORM: ALICE COOTE SINGS SESTO IN THE MET'S NEW GIULIO CESARE 

Vol. 77, No. 9

• Passion Play: Parsifal at the Met
Assassinio nella Cattedrale in San Diego
• Tragic Genius: Bass-Baritone Normal Treigle
• Sound Bites: Renée Tatum
• Road Show: Luca Pisaroni
• Remembering Lisa Della Casa


Features
Once More to the Cathedral thmb 313Once More to the Cathedral
This month, San Diego Opera offers a rare performance of Assassinio nella Cattedrale, Ildebrando Pizzetti's opera adaptation of T. S. Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral. MARJORIE SANDOR looks at the unusual history of this potent twentieth-century masterwork.
Grail Crazy thmb 313Grail Crazy
The Met premiere of Parsifal, in 1903, was headline news all over the musical world. JEFFERY S. McMILLAN traces the U.S. performance history of Wagner's opera, which will be presented in a new staging this month by The Met: Live in HD.
Road Show Pisaroni thmb 313Road Show: Luca Pisaroni in Santa Fe
Born in Venezuela, raised in Italy and at home on all the great opera stages of Europe and North America, Luca Pisaroni says one of his favorite places to work and relax is Santa Fe. ERIC MYERS reports.
Singing in the Moment thmb 313Singing in the Moment
Alice Coote made a hit when she last sang Sesto in Giulio Cesare in New York, in 2007. This season, the English mezzo returns to the role of the vengeful patrician in the Met premiere of David McVicar's high-octane staging of Handel's opera. WILLIAM R. BRAUN talks to Coote about how her take on the role — and on others that she sings — has changed and developed.
The Demon Within THMB 313The Demon Within
The stage career of the peerless bass-baritone Norman Treigle, one of New York City Opera's most beloved stars, was a series of triumphs. His personal life was another matter. IRA SIFF remembers a great artist and a complicated man.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
Viewpoint Coote thmb 313Viewpoint: Changing Fashions
Subscribers Only
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Zajick thmb 313OperaWatch
by OUSSAMA ZAHR
ON the Beat Toscanini thmb 313On the Beat
A new book on Toscanini lets his musicians speak for themselves.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials Albanese thmb 313Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW & TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Tatum thmb 313Sound Bites: Renée Tatum
by LOUISE T. GUINTHER
Broadcast Parsifal THMB 313Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Parsifal 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, March 2, 12:00 P.M.
Broadcast Don Carlo thmb 313Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Don Carlo 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 9, 11:00 A.M.
Broadcasts Francesca thmb 313Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Francesca da Rimini 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, March 16, 12:00 P.M.
Broadcast Forza thmb 313Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Forza del Destino 
Historic Broadcast of Saturday, March 23, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Traviata thmb 313Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Traviata 
Broadcast of Saturday, March 30, 12:30 P.M.
Obituaries THMB 313Obituaries
Lisa Della Casa, nonpareil interpreter of Mozart and Strauss heroines, dies at ninety-three; activist and diva Galina Vishnevskaya; trailblazing soprano Gloria Davy.
Dateline
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Kitt thmb 313Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
by MATTHEW GUREWITSCH

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