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Table Of Contents: March 1996
Dolora Zajick Delivers the Goods
Vol. 60, No. 12
Julius Rudel at Seventy-Five
Aida; Madama Butterfly
Dolora Zajick in her prime. By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH
Verdi had dominated Italian opera for nearly forty years. But by the 1880s, Puccini was emerging as a figure to be reckoned with. By MARY JANE PHILLIPS-MATZ
The Money Pit
In December, Kentucky Opera presented
Hansel and Gretel
with a digital orchestra. CHARLES H. PARSONS calls it an abomination; PATRICK J. SMITH says we can't ignore the march of technology.
Julius Rudel at seventy-five. By MARTIN BERNHEIMER
Miss Margaret's Way
Old-time diva Margaret Harshaw speaks her mind on vocal technique. By JAMES A. VAN SANT
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