Table Of Contents: May 2014

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21st CENTURY HIGH: PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY, FRANCE'S SUPERSTAR COUNTERTENOR

Vol. 78, No. 11

• Southern Exposure: Opera in Aix-en-Provence
• Rediscovering Camille Saint-Saëns
• Language Barrier: Singing French Repertoire
• Our Guide to the Best International Opera Festivals
• Sound Bites: Sydney Mancasola
• Anna Caterina Antonacci in Paris
• Songs of Sorrow: Modern Day Requiems
• Musical Diplomacy: Soprano Barbara Hendricks


Features
Road Show Antonacci in Paris thmb 514Road Show: Anna Caterina Antonacci in Paris
ERIC MYERS discovers how the French capital has won the heart of the distinguished Italian soprano.
Song of Sorrow thmb 514Song of Sorrows
As Christopher Rouse's masterwork is heard this month at Carnegie Hall, BARBARA JEPSON examines the ways in which requiems of recent years connect with the way we live.
Southern Exposure thmb 514Southern Exposure
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BRIAN KELLOW makes a deeply satisfying visit to the Aix-en-Provence Festival.
Passage to Marseille thmb 514Passage to Marseille
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The colorful French port city takes pride in its status as European Capital of Culture for 2013. SHEILA JOHNSTON reports. 
Now Voyager thmb 514Now, Voyager
MATTHEW SIGMAN checks in with Barbara Hendricks — soprano, mother, author and ambassador.
Countertenor Times THMB 514Countertenor of the Times
SYLVIA L’ÉCUYER speaks with Philippe Jaroussky, who has become that rarest of all operatic phenomena — a superstar countertenor.
Foreign Legion thmb 514French Foreign Legion
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These days, some of the most persuasive singers of the French repertoire are not native French speakers. What happened? DAVID J. BAKER listens in.
Lost Legacy THMb 514Lost Legacy
Everyone knows Samson et Dalila, but what about Ascanio, Henry VIII and Phryné? HUGH MACDONALD samples the seldom-heard musical riches of Camille Saint-Saëns's other operas.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
Homeward Bound Finneran thmb 514Homeward Bound
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BRIAN KELLOW chats with Tony Award-winner Katie Finneran, who this month makes her nightclub debut at 54 Below.
On Broadway Thmb 514Crossing Bridges
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BRIAN KELLOW takes in Jason Robert Brown's Broadway adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County.
Voices of Summer
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TRISTAN KRAFT and EMILY OSTERTAG list the summer's best international festivals.
Viewpoint Paris thmb 514Viewpoint: So This Is Paris
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Pirgu thmb 514OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Sumi Jo thmb 514On the Beat
Luxury casting in Hamburg's Arabella: Cheryl Studer and Sumi Jo; the George London winners spin plenty of vocal gold. by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Sydney Mancasola thmb 514Sound Bites: Sydney Mancasola
by BRIAN KELLOW
Dateline
by EMILY OSTERTAG
Coda Printemps thmb 514Coda: Suddenly It's Printemps
by PATRICK DILLON

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