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has forged a reputation as a top Mozartean and a potent interpreter of modern operas. This summer, he returns to Santa Fe Opera for the title role in
by Oussama Zahr.
The Baritone Explosion
At the moment, the number of young
amounts to an embarrassment of riches. Just how did the current surplus come about?
by Brian Kellow.
, who sings everything from Wagner to Harrison Birtwistle, is one of opera’s best singing actors.
by F. Paul Driscoll.
Drama With a Purpose
Jack Perla and Rajiv Joseph’s new work for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis,
SHALIMAR THE CLOWN
based on Salman Rushdie’s novel, aims for the power of grand opera and the impact of contemporary relevance.
by Philip Kennicott • illustration by Nigel Buchanan.
specializes in playing characters on the edge. This summer, he is John Proctor in Francesca Zambello’s staging of Robert Ward’s opera
at the Glimmerglass Festival.
by William R. Braun.
Heat Zone in the Cold War
, based on the acclaimed novel by Thomas Mallon, has its world premiere this month at Cincinnati Opera. The author ponders the story’s "operatic" dimension.
by Thomas Mallon • illustration by Robert Neubecker.
Road Show: David Pittsinger in Portland
The American bass-baritone loves to sing in
OREGON'S MOST FAMOUS CITY
by Eric Myers.
The Glimmerglass Festival brings music behind bars.
by Alan Prendergast • illustration by Nigel Buchanan.
A calendar of must-see summer events in the U.S.
by Maria Mazzaro.
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, given its world premiere at LA Opera in the Redcat Theater, turned out to be a powerful morality play that addressed itself to some of the abiding terrors of our own time.
, given its world premiere by Cincinnati Opera on June 11, elicits tears not because it demands them, but through its understated treatment of an impossibly sad situation.
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