Table Of Contents: January 2014

January Cover Szot 114

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY: PAULO SZOT SET TO SHINE IN THE MET'S NEW DIE FLEDERMAUS  

Vol. 78, No. 7

• Celebrating in Style: Die Fledermaus at the Met
The Passenger Docks at Houston Grand Opera
• Modern Muse: Soprano Barbara Hannigan
Brokeback Mountain Sings at Madrid's Teatro Real
• Sound Bites: Tenor Alexander Lewis
• The Best CDs and DVDs of 2013
• Listener of Note: David Hyde Pierce


Features
Dangerous Crossing thmb 114Dangerous Crossing
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DAVID J. BAKER looks at The Passenger, the harrowing 1968 opera by Mieczyslaw Weinberg that has its U.S. premiere this month at Houston Grand Opera.
Risk Management thmb 114Risk Management
SYLVIA L'ÉCUYER speaks with fearless Canadian soprano Barbara Hannigan, the enemy of traditional anything.
Bat Man thmb 114Bat Man
Tony-winner Paulo Szot is back at the Met this month as Dr. Falke, the eponymous "Bat" in the madcap world of Die Fledermaus. WILLIAM R. BRAUN talks to the Brazilian-born baritone, who has one of the music world's most varied careers.
Woman of Few Words thmb 114Woman of Few Words
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An opera adaptation of "Brokeback Mountain," the story by Annie Proulx that inspired the Oscar-winning 2005 film, opens this month in Madrid. The libretto is by Proulx — who has never written a libretto before. MATTHEW WORLEY reports.
In Search of Die Fledermaus thmb 114In Search of Die Fledermaus 
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Playwright JONATHAN TOLINS shares his personal connection to Johann Strauss's operetta.
Guests in the House thmb 114Guests in the House
PATRICK DILLON remembers some great parties and some distinguished visitors at Prince Orlofsky's.
Love in the Western World THMB 114Love in the Western World
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Charles Wuorinen's opera, based on Annie Proulx's heartbreaking love story "Brokeback Mountain," bows in January at Madrid's Teatro Real. By PHILIP KENNICOTT
Departments
OtelloMutiCD Recordings
In Review
Books
Dateline     
by Emily Ostertag
Viewpoint Herbert thmb 114Viewpoint: Centennial Song
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Saariaho thmb 114OperaWatch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Horne thmb 114On the Beat
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Horne at eighty: a year of celebrations on both coasts. by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials Pique Dame cover 114Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Lewis Thmb 1114Sound Bites: Alexander Lewis
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Broadcast Flute thmb 114Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Magic Flute 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 4, 1 P.M.
Broadcast Fledermaus THMB 114Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Die Fledermaus 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 11, 1 P.M.
Broadcast Onegin thmb 214Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Eugene Onegin 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 18, 1 P.M.
Broadcast Elisir thmb 214

Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: L'Elisir d'Amore

Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 25, 1 P.M.

Broadcast Butterfly thmb 214Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Madama Butterfly 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, February 1, 1 P.M.
Coda David Hyde Pierce thmb 1114Coda: Listener of Note — David Hyde Pierce
by BRIAN KELLOW
NormaCDThe Best of the Year
We offer our favorites from among the recordings and videos we reviewed in 2013.

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