Table Of Contents: December 1992

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Elisir's Commedia dell'Arte Roots

Vol. 57, No. 6

Francesca Zambello and John Conklin Go to Work on Lucia
Broadcasts of L'Elisir d'Amore/Lucia di Lammermoor


Features
Psychic Space
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Innovative American designer John Conklin, whose wit, exuberance and grace can be seen in productions ranging from radical to traditional, operates on more than just a visual level. By M. ELIZABETH OSBORN
Zanies, Lovers, Scoundrels, Fools
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L'Elisir d'Amore's Adina, Nemorino, Dulcamara and Belcore are direct descendents of commedia dell'arte characters. PETER WYNNE turns up these same masks in works of Mozart, Rossini, Leoncavallo and Prokofiev
Boss
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HARVEY SACHS reminisces about growing up in the shadow of Cleveland Orchestra conductor George Szell, an autocrat of the old school
Poetry & Precision
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Powerhouse director Francesca Zambello, whose stagings have earned her labels from "deconstructionist" to "feminist," delves into opera's psychological landscape. By CORI ELLISON
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Texaco-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network: 1992-93 Season
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OperaWatch
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Viewpoint
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Video
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Peter Sellars' Mozart triptych on home video; listings
Broadcast of December 12: Lucia di Lammermoor
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Books
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Eleanor Steber's autobiography, with Marcia Sloat
Dateline
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Broadcast of December 5: L'Elisir d'Amore
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