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In just a few seasons, KRISTINE OPOLAIS has become one of opera’s most in-demand sopranos. This month, she stars in a new Manon Lescaut at the Met.
by Scott Barnes. 
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Can opera ever meet twenty-first-century standards of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? Should it even try?
by Philip Kennicott. Illustration by Nigel Buchanan. 
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For more than three decades, Marilyn Zschau was a compelling interpreter of Strauss, Puccini and Verdi. She’s now retired from singing and doing a very different kind of work.
by Scott Barnes. 
Road Show Barry Banks thmb 216Road Show: Barry Banks in Munich
The British tenor shares his favorite spots in the thriving capital city of Bavaria.
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LEONARD FOGLIA is one of opera’s busiest directors. This month he stages Cold Mountain at Opera Philadelphia and A Coffin in Egypt for Lincoln Center’s American Songbook.
by Michael Slade. 
Out Late Bastianich thmb 216Out Late with Lidia Bastianich
Everyone’s favorite Italian chef welcomes OPERA NEWS to a post-show meal at her restaurant Felidia.
by F. Paul Driscoll. 

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