ON Awards Award THMB 413The OPERA NEWS Awards
The Ninth Annual OPERA NEWS Awards salute the distinguished achievements of five of opera's best. 
ON Awards Chereau thmb 314Patrice Chéreau
F. PAUL DRISCOLL salutes the French director of theater, film and opera, whose revolutionary, transformative work on the opera stage is being honored with a posthumously bestowed OPERA NEWS Award.
ON Awards Florez thmb 414Juan Diego Flórez
TRISTAN KRAFT pays tribute to the Peruvian tenor, whose musical flair and mastery of the bel canto style will be recognized this year with an OPERA NEWS Award.
ON Awards Ludwig thmb 414Christa Ludwig
LOUISE T. GUINTHER salutes the distinguished achievements of the matchless German mezzo, whose five-decade career in opera and lieder is being honored with an OPERA NEWS Award.
ON Awards Morris thmb 414James Morris
James Morris has fashioned a remarkable career by using his basso cantante to reveal the humanity behind operas' gods, kings and sinister men of strength. BRIAN KELLOW pays homage to the bass-baritone, who this year receives an OPERA NEWS Award.
ON Awards Stemme thmb 414Nina Stemme
ADAM WASSERMAN celebrates the remarkable Swedish soprano, whose abundant talents have shone a bright light into the dramatic repertoire and earned her an OPERA NEWS Award.
Nothing Serious thmb 414Nothing Serious
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PATRICK DILLON admits that some of his favorite moments in opera are on the lighter side.
End of the Affair thmb 414The End of the Affair
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Arabella, which returns to the Met this month, had its world premiere in 1933. It wasn't Richard Strauss's final opera, but DAVID J. BAKER believes that Arabella was the last work of the composer's great years.
Claudio Abbado thmb 414Claudio Abbado, 1933–2014
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FRED COHN offers a personal tribute to the great conductor, who died on January 20.

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Current Issue: April 2014 — VOL. 78, NO. 10