Table Of Contents: September 2013

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THE PHENOMENAL ANNA NETREBKO: SET TO SIZZLE IN THE MET'S NEW EUGENE ONEGIN 

Vol. 78, No. 3

• The Smartest Ticket choices of the New Season
• State of Change: Opera in Boston
Dolores Claiborne Premiere at San Francisco Opera
• Anti-Hero Worship: Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin
• Sound Bites: Susannah Biller
• Listener of Note: Colm Tóibín
• Reunion: Raina Kabaivanska


Features
Claiborne Case thmb 913The Claiborne Case
As San Francisco Opera prepares to unveil Tobias Picker and J. D. McClatchy's Dolores Claiborne this month, BRIAN KELLOW charts the opera's uneasy birthing process.
Grand Site thmb 913A Grand Site for Singing
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The classic musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein are turning up in opera houses and concert halls. LAURENCE MASLON reports.
Reunion thmb 913Reunion: Raina Kabaivanska
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Steven Mercurio catches up with the great Bulgarian soprano who became one of verismo's most thrilling performers.
Road Show THMB 913Road Show: Gianandrea Noseda in Torino
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The maestro loves to visit this beautiful Piedmontese city. ERIC MYERS gets the details.
Age of Anna thmb 913The Age of Anna
They don't call it electricity anymore. They call it Netrebko. SCOTT BARNES talks with the beautiful, outspoken and prodigiously gifted Russian soprano who has changed the world of opera.
Hot Tickets Radvanovsky thmb 913Hot Tickets!
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What are the must-see opera events of the 2013–14 season? It's a long list, but here are our top twelve.
Man in the Margins thmb 913The Man in the Margins
Many productions of Eugene Onegin make Tatiana the emotional center of the opera. As Deborah Warner's new staging bows this month at the Met, MARJORIE SANDOR examines the opera's elusive title character.
Boston Conundrum thmb 913The Boston Conundrum
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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic LLOYD SCHWARTZ looks at the state of opera in the Massachusetts capital.
Departments
NetrebkoVerdiCD Recordings
RECORDINGS CRITIC'S CHOICE: Anna Netrebko sings Verdi. New recordings of Passion de Simone, Giove in ArgoDas Rheingold, La Gazza Ladra and Xia's Earth Requiem; Boulez conducts Mahler and Berg; Pappano leads Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle; Vargas, Bostridge, Crowe, Pérez, Oelze and Ruiten release recital discs; VIDEO CRITIC'S CHOICE: Damrau and de Maistre appear in recital in Baden-Baden. Winter's Labyrinth from Salzburg; Treliński directs Eugene Onegin; "Tutto Verdi" continues with Vespri and Ballo from Parma; Glyndebourne's 1976 Falstaff; Chéreau directs Wozzeck; Wernicke's production of Giulio Cesare is revived in Barcelona.
In Review THMB 913 In Review
NORTH AMERICA: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis offers the world premiere of Blanchard's Champion, plus The Pirates of Penzance, Il Tabarro, Pagliacci and The Kiss; Don Giovanni in Cincinnati; Gotham Chamber Opera plants La Hija de Rappaccini in Brooklyn; Don Giovanni in Vermont; On Site Opera/Harlem Opera Theater's Blue Monday; Long Beach Opera produces Bloch's Macbeth in San Pedro. INTERNATIONAL: Covent Garden's Diamond Jubilee revival of Gloriana; Peter Grimes at Aldeburgh; Adams's I Was Looking at the Ceiling at the Châtelet; Berlin hears Le Vin Herbé; Kunde sings Otello in Valencia; La Scala presents Götterdämmerung with Barenboim conducting; Massenet's Cléopâtre seduces Marseilles; Der Zwerg in Nancy; Onegin in Tel Aviv; Christie conducts Glyndebourne's Hippolyte et Aricie; Aschemond oder The Fairy Queen and Hanjo arrive at Berlin's Staatsoper. CONCERTS AND RECITALS: Crutchfield leads Les Vêpres Siciliennes at Caramoor; Voigt, Rachvelishvili and Dávila star in a concert in San Juan.
Books
Dateline
by EMILY OSTERTAG
Viewpoint THMB 913Viewpoint: Season's Greetings
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Goerke thmb 913OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat thmb 913On the Beat
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Irish spring: The Marriage of Figaro in Lismore and La Traviata in Dublin.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials thmb 913Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Biller thmb 913Sound Bites: Susannah Biller
by BRIAN KELLOW
The Year in Opera
A calendar of the 2013–14 season, compiled by TRISTAN KRAFT and JOE CADAGIN.
Obituaries Bartoletti thmb 913Obituaries
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Bruno Bartoletti, Lyric Opera of Chicago's longtime artistic director, dies at eighty-seven; baritone Thomas Hemsley.
Coda Toibin thmb 913Coda: Listener of Note — Colm Tóibín
by BRIAN KELLOW

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