Table Of Contents: July 2013

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THE TENORS ISSUE: THE CARUSO LEGACY

Vol. 78, No. 1

• Hero at Large: Bryan Hymel
• Remembering Jan Kiepura
• Back From the Brink: Rolando Villazón
• King of the Met: Richard Tucker
• The Short Season of Fritz Wunderlich
• Six Terrific Unsung Tenors
• Sound Bites: Michael Spyres
• Listener of Note — John Kander


Features
Hero at Large thmb 713Hero at Large
In recent seasons, Bryan Hymel has stepped into several high-profile assignments at the last minute — and triumphed. WILLIAM R. BRAUN catches up with the New Orleans-born tenor.
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The glamour, charisma and thrilling voice of tenor Jan Kiepura cast a powerful spell. BRIAN KELLOW reports.
Rolandos Return thmb 713Rolando's Return
Just when he was emerging as one of the star tenors of his generation, Rolando Villazón's career crashed in a very public way. Now, following delicate throat surgery, he is learning how to do everything all over again. JESSICA DUCHEN talks to the tenor about his recovery from a vocal crisis.
Great Caruso thmb 713The Great Caruso
Born in obscurity, Enrico Caruso was established as opera's first global superstar by the time he was forty years old. CONRAD L. OSBORNE looks at the legacy of the man who redefined what it meant to be a tenor.
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Brooklyn-born Richard Tucker was the King of the Met during the 1950s and '60s and the leading American tenor of his era. In the year of Tucker's centennial, IRA SIFF celebrates a thrilling artist.
Short Season Wunderlich thmb 713The Short Season of Fritz Wunderlich
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Fritz Wunderlich's tragic early death in 1966 robbed classical music of a marvelous artist who was just approaching his prime. PETER G. DAVIS remembers the outstanding lyric tenor of his generation.
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FRED COHN chooses a half-dozen tenors who thrilled audiences in the postwar years without ever achieving superstar status.
Departments
NormaCD Recordings
RECORDINGS CRITIC'S CHOICE: Bartoli reimagines Bellini's Norma. Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable in Salerno; new recordings of Elgar's Apostles and Bach's St. John Passion; a recital from Antonacci; a satisfying Aida from 1951; Orfeo releases a 1981 Carreras recital. VIDEO CRITIC'S CHOICE: Audi directs and Minkowski conducts a double-bill of Gluck's two Iphigénie operas. Dew's Huguenots staging in Berlin; Finley as Owen Wingrave; Rigoletto from Parma; Arthaus releases an intimate performance of Pergolesi's L'Olimpiade.
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NORTH AMERICA: New York City Opera offers La Périchole and Mosè in Egitto; the Met revives Dialogues des Carmélites; The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at MSM; Juilliard produces The Cunning Little Vixen; The Aspern Papers returns to Dallas; Fort Worth hears Glory Denied, La Bohème, The Daughter of the Regiment and Ariadne auf Naxos; Heppner and Stemme are HGO's Tristan and Isolde. INTERNATIONAL: A gala to open the Mariinsky's new theater; Devia sings her first Norma in Bologna.
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A memoir from Julius Rudel; the music theater of Kurt Weill; Toscanini in Britain; Michael Rose reveals how opera masterpieces are born.
Pop Side Hines thmb 713The Pop Side: Mimi Hines
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A magnificent singer and inspired clown, Mimi Hines has had a career that defines the show-biz magic and grit that Stephen Sondheim wrote about in his anthem to survival, "I'm Still Here." On July 17, she returns to New York with a one-night-only show at the popular club 54 Below. By BRIAN KELLOW
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Historic images of the tenor from the OPERA NEWS Archives
Viewpoint Schmidt thmb 713Viewpoint: Unfailing Good Cheer
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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In I Lombardi, Fabiano shows us what great singing is all about; aiding young singers at the Richard Tucker Foundation.
by BRIAN KELLOW
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Sound Bites Spyres thmb 713Sound Bites: Michael Spyres
by BRIAN KELLOW
Obituaries Durbin thmb 713Obituaries
Depression-era screen soprano Deanna Durbin dies at ninety-one; singers Albert Lance and Richard McKee; Crucible composer Robert Ward.
Dateline
by TRISTAN KRAFT
Coda Kander thmb 713Coda: Listener of Note — John Kander
by BRIAN KELLOW

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