Table Of Contents: June 2014

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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "27" AT OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS

Vol. 78, No. 12

• Sound Bites: Brenda Rae
• The Best U.S. Summer Festivals
• Boutique Opera Festivals
Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Santa Fe
• Kathleen Kelly: From Vienna to Cooperstown
• How Carousel Stays Current
• Charles Rosen's Classical Style Sings at Ojai
• Exit Interview: Speight Jenkins in Seattle


Features
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HEIDI WALESON discovers that the small scale of many boutique opera festivals is a big part of their charm.
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The cosmopolitan Chinese-born composer Huang Ruo found an ideally operatic subject in Sun Yat-sen. LINDSLEY MIYOSHI explores the gestation of the work, which has its premiere this month in Santa Fe.
Viennese Style THMB 614Bringing the Viennese Style Home
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ADAM J. GOLDMANN sits down with conductor Kathleen Kelly, who applies the cultural perspective she gained as Wiener Staatsoper's director of musical studies to Glimmerglass's Ariadne auf Naxos.
Wondrin THMB 614What's the Use of Wond'rin'?
LAURENCE MASLON ponders the cultural and historic confluences that have helped Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel withstand the test of time.
Rosens Turn thmb 614Rosen's Turn
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Charles Rosen's iconic classical-music textbook as fodder for a comic opera? Librettist Jeremy Denk and composer Stephen Stucky say why not? JENNIFER MELICK reports on their opera, which plays at at this year's Ojai Festival.
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F. PAUL DRISCOLL talks to the cast and creative team of "27" — a new opera by Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek about the singular world of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. The curtain goes up at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis on June 14.
Exit Interview thmb 614Exit Interview
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Speight Jenkins has seen it all in his thirty-one-year tenure at the helm of Seattle Opera. On the eve of his retirement, he talks to MARK MANDEL about his trials and triumphs, and how the opera world has changed.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
Darkness Light thmb 614Darkness and Light
Online Exclusive
Next month, Bel Canto at Caramoor presents concert performances of Rigoletto and Lucrezia Borgia, with Will Crutchfield conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's. BRIAN KELLOW speaks with Crutchfield about the enduring mystery and appeal of Rigoletto.
Dateline     
by EMILY OSTERTAG
Viewpoint thmb 614Viewpoint: Letting Genius Sing
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Bullock thmb 614OperaWatch
by EMILY OSTERTAG
On the Beat Hynes thmb 614On the Beat
Ireland's foremost stage director makes her opera debut with Kát’a Kabanová at Spoleto USA; Chang wins top prize at Lissner.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Brenda Rae thmb 614Sound Bites: Brenda Rae
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Summer Holiday
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EMILY OSTERTAG and FRED COHN highlight the best opera and vocal offerings at this summer's U.S. festivals.
Obituaries Mortier thmb 614Obituaries
Impresario/provocateur Gerard Mortier; musicologist Joseph Kerman; maestro Gerd Albrecht.
Coda Performance thmb 614Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
by CATHERINE MALFITANO

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