Table Of Contents: February 2014

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DARK KNIGHT: ILDAR ABDRAZAKOV, CENTER STAGE IN A NEW PRINCE IGOR AT THE MET

Vol. 78, No. 8

• Offstage Drama: The Troubled Birth of Borodin's Prince Igor
• Charged Depth: Bass Mikhail Petrenko
• Beyond the Moon: Exploring the Beauty of Rusalka
• Sound Bites: Nadine Sierra
Parsifal Returns to Chicago
• On the Beat: Feeling a Song Coming On in Wexford


Features
Coming of Age THMB 214Coming of Age
Bass Mikhail Petrenko has developed his career at his own pace. This month, he takes on Prince Galitsky in the Met's new Prince Igor. JENNIFER MELICK reports.
Fish Fleming thmb 214A Fish Out of Water
This month, Rusalka has its Lyric Opera of Chicago premiere in a new staging by David McVicar — and the Met will present Dvořák’s opera as a Live in HD transmission. FRED COHN explains the contemporary appeal of this erotic fairy tale.
Encountering Ildar thmb 214Encountering Ildar
Ildar Abdrazakov, one of the most exciting Russian singers to emerge on the international scene in the past decade, is the star of Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production of Prince Igor at the Met. The bass chats with F. PAUL DRISCOLL about conductors, directors and video games.
Fresh Prince Thmb 214Fresh Prince 
Prince Igor is an opera that almost didn't happen. MARINA FROLOVA-WALKER looks at the troubled gestation of composer Alexander Borodin's most famous work.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Wagner Cover 214 Books
Handel in Britain; a new Wagner biography; and the long-awaited third volume of Anthony Phillips's translation of Proko­fiev's diaries.
Dateline
by EMILY OSTERTAG
Viewpoint Prince of the City thmb 214Viewpoint: The Prince of the City
Subscribers Only
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Luncheon Photos thmb 214 The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 79th Annual Luncheon Honoring James Levine
Waldorf=Astoria, New York | November 11, 2013
On the Beat thmb 214On the Beat
Subscribers Only
Feeling a song coming on in Wexford.
by BRIAN KELLOW
OpWatch Opolais thmb 214OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Essentials Benacova thmb 214Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Sierra thmb 214Sound Bites: Nadine Sierra
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Broadcast Rusalka thmb 214Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Rusalka 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, February 8, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1 P.M. (Radio)
Broadcast Frau thmb 214Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Die Frau ohne Schatten 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, February 15, 1 P.M.
Broadcast Igor thmb 214Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Prince Igor 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, March 1, 12 P.M.
Broadcast Rosenkavalier thmb 214Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Der Rosenkavalier 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, February 22, 1 P.M.
Obituaries
Composers Conrad Susa and John Tavener; translator William Weaver.
Coda Snow Maiden thmb 214Coda: The Performances I Can't Forget
by MIDGE WOOLSEY

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