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THE EIGTH ANNUAL OPERA NEWS AWARDS, HONORING DAVID DANIELS, MIRELLA FRENI, SIMON KEENLYSIDE, ERIC OWENS & DAWN UPSHAW

Vol. 77, No. 10

• The Eighth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards
• The View from Pompey's Head: Garry Wills on Giulio Cesare
• Direct Connection: Patrick Summers
• A Lifetime Seduction: James Toback on Classical Music
• Sound Bites: David Portillo


Features
ON Awards Award THMB 413The OPERA NEWS Awards
OPERA NEWS salutes the distinguished achievements of five of opera's best.
This year's honorees are …
ON Awards Daniels thmb 413David Daniels
ADAM WASSERMAN salutes the distinguished achievement of the OPERA NEWS Awards winner.
ON Awards Freni thmb 413Mirella Freni
F. PAUL DRISCOLL salutes the distinguished achievement of the OPERA NEWS Awards winner.
ON Awards Keenlyside THMB 413Simon Keenlyside
BRIAN KELLOW salutes the distinguished achievement of the OPERA NEWS Awards winner.
ON Awards Owens THMB 413Eric Owens
OUSSAMA ZAHR salutes the distinguished achievement of the OPERA NEWS Awards winner.
ON Awards Upsahw THMB 413Dawn Upshaw
LOUISE T. GUINTHER salutes the distinguished achievement of the OPERA NEWS Awards winner.
View From Pompey's Head thmb 413The View from Pompey's Head
One of the most important characters in Giulio Cesare — the murdered Roman general Pompey — never appears onstage. GARRY WILLS takes a look at three of the Cesare characters affected by Pompey, and at the three great singers who created the roles for Handel.
Direct Connection THMB 413Direct Connection
In 1986, a young pianist named Patrick Summers arrived at San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, armed with a bachelor's degree from Indiana University and ambitions to be a conductor. Today, Summers is the artistic director of Houston Grand Opera, where he conducts Verdi and Wagner this month; principal guest conductor of San Francisco Opera — and one of the most in-demand maestros in the business. He sits down for a conversation with F. PAUL DRISCOLL.
Lifetime Seduction thmb 413A Lifetime Seduction
Screenwriter and director James Toback has long been regarded as one of the most original and exciting talents in American film. He's been a lover of classical music all his life. BRIAN KELLOW reports.
Departments
KaufWagnerCD Recordings
CRITIC'S CHOICE: Kaufmann sings Wagner. New recordings of Vivaldi's Orlando and L'Oracolo; Mohammed Fairouz's Sumeida's Song; Gerhaher takes on Romantic arias; Castronovo sings Neapolitan songs. VIDEO: Fleming, Scholl and Blythe head the cast in the Met's Rodelinda; Domingo and Castronovo star in Catán's Postino; Moshinsky's Dolce Vita take on Rigoletto from Australia; a double bill from Teatro Pergolesi; Sellars directs Iolanta and Perséphone in Madrid.
In Review
Books Bjorling Sound lg 413 Books
A thorough survey of Björling's recordings; a look at Carter's What Next? 
Saint of Bleecker thmb 413The Saint of Bleecker Street
Online Exclusive
BRIAN KELLOW speaks with eighty-two-year-old downtown composer legend David Amram.
Dateline
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Viewpoint Bringing Opera THMB 413Viewpoint: Bringing Opera to the People
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Flicka thmb 413OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Heat of the Sun Cover 413On the Beat
Ya got Trouble: David Rain's compelling novel, The Heat of the Sun; a new documentary about music legend David Amram.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials Cenerentola lg 413Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Portillo thmb 413Sound Bites: David Portillo
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Broadcast Rheingold thmb 413Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Das Rheingold 
Broadcast of Saturday, April 6, 1 P.M.
Broadcast Walkure thmb 413Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Die Walküre 
Broadcast of Saturday, April 13, 11 A.M.
Broadcast Siegfried thmb 413Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Siegfried 
Broadcast of Saturday, April 20, 11 A.M.
Broadcast Giulio Cesare thmb 413Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Giulio Cesare 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, April 27, 12 P.M.
Broadcast Carmelites thmb 413Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Dialogues des Carmélites 
Broadcast of Saturday, May 4, 11:30 A.M.
Broadcast Gotterdammerung hdl 413Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Götterdämmerung 
Broadcast of Saturday, May 11, 11 A.M.
Obituaries
Verdi biographer Mary Jane Phillips-Matz dies at eighty-six; conductor Stephen Simon; composer Richard Rodney Bennett; soprano Sherry Zannoth.
Coda Grace Notes THMB 413Coda: Grace Notes
by BRIAN KELLOW

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