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Table Of Contents: December 1994
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk Comes to the Met
Vol. 59, No. 6
Rewriting Opera Plots
Lady Macbeth, Rigoletto
The mezzo made her Met debut fifty years ago, but she shows no sign of slowing down. By DAVID McKEE
The Two Katerinas
In 1934, Stalin stamped out
, but Shostakovich rethought it-twenty years later. By LAUREL E. FAY
The Whole Truth
. By JAMES CONLON
Texaco celebrates fifty-five years of Met broadcasts. By PETER WYNNE
What's so bad about Scarpia? F. PAUL DRISCOLL asks several opera pros for rewrites of their favorite classics.
The night Shostakovich came to the Met. By DAVID J. BAKER
Telecast of December 28:
Broadcast of December 17:
Backstage at Versailles
What's playing at Louis XIV's theater. By PATRICIA REILLY
Coda: Hearing Voices
By ALBERT INNAURATO
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