Table Of Contents: March 2014

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IN THE FRENCH MANNER: SOPHIE KOCH MAKES HER MET DEBUT AS CHARLOTTE IN A NEW WERTHER

Vol. 78, No. 9

• Massenet's Greatest Hits
• Recharged and Renewed: Opera Philadelphia
Die Tote Stadt Comes to Dallas
• Dream Time: Listening to La Sonnambula
Sound Bites: Janai Brugger
• Divas Revisited
• Reunion: Barbara Daniels


Features
Philadelphia Story thmb 314The Philadelphia Story
Things are looking up, operatically speaking, in the City of Brotherly Love. DAVID PATRICK STEARNS reports.
Reunion Daniels thmb 314Reunion: Barbara Daniels
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SCOTT BARNES catches up with the soprano, a golden girl at the Met in the 1990s.
Out of the Shadows thmb 214Out of the Shadows
Korngold's Tote Stadt, being staged this month at Dallas Opera, has finally come into its own on the international opera stage. ERIC MYERS ponders its resemblance to another long-misunderstood work, Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo.
Etoile thmb 314Étoile
Being a French singer of French repertoire is a huge responsibility, but right now Sophie Koch is doing it to great acclaim. This month, she makes her Met debut as Charlotte in Werther. Jessica Duchen travels to Paris to meet the mezzo.
Four Reasons thmb 314Four Reasons to Love Massenet
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WILLIAM R. BRAUN demonstrates why the composer of Werther was a craftsman of genius.
Sleeping Beauties thmb 314Sleeping Beauties
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DAVID J. BAKER assesses ten sopranos on the current scene, as they take on La Sonnambula's "Ah! non credea mirarti." Which ones will end up dancing with the stars?
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
Act II Opening THMB 314Act II Opening
Online Exclusive
Frederica von Stade chats with OUSSAMA ZAHR about getting older, coming out of semi-retirement and taking selfies with her granddaughters.
Q&A Ann Murray thmb 314A Midsummer Night's Masterclass
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BRIAN KELLOW speaks with Irish mezzo Ann Murray, who this summer will lead a masterclass for members of the Garsington Opera Chorus.
Viewpoint Koch thmb 314Viewpoint: French Import
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch Shagimuratova thmb 314OperaWatch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Arroyo thmb 314On the Beat
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Honors list: Martina Arroyo's big night at Kennedy Center
by BRIAN KELLOW
Essentials THMB 314Essentials
by BRIAN KELLOW, TRISTAN KRAFT
Sound Bites Brugger thmb 314Sound Bites: Janai Brugger
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Broadcast Enchanted Island thmb 314Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Enchanted Island 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 8, 12 P.M.
Broadcast Werther thmb 314Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Werther 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, March 15, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1 P.M. (Radio)
Broadcast Wozzeck thmb 314Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Wozzeck 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 22, 1 P.M.
Broadcast Sonnambula thmb 314Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Sonnambula 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, March 29, 1 P.M.
Dateline
by EMILY OSTERTAG
Obituaries THMB 314Obituaries
Beloved soprano Marta Eggerth dies at 101; baritone Tom Krause; arts advocate Howard J. Hook.
Coda Second Hearings thmb 314Coda: Second Hearings
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by FRED COHN

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