ON Awards Award lg 515The OPERA NEWS Awards
For the editors of OPERA NEWS, one of the highlights of the year is the opportunity to give our personal tributes to the five OPERA NEWS Award honorees. It’s an assignment that brings out the opera fan in all of us. Please enjoy our celebration of these incomparable artists in the following pages.
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Road Show Costanzo thmb 515Road Show: Anthony Roth Costanzo in Kyoto
The countertenor, who was the first American opera singer to appear in a Kabuki play at the legendary Minami-za theater, talks to ERIC MYERS about his favorite places in Japan’s historic sacred city.
Art in Antiquity thmb 515The Art in Antiquity
Vivica Genaux has built a sterling reputation by resurrecting long-forgotten Baroque treasures. This month, she sings the title role  in Veremonda, a Cavalli rarity, at Spoleto USA. ADAM WASSERMAN interviews the mezzo.
ON Awards Beczala thmb 515The OPERA NEWS Awards: Piotr Beczala
HENRY STEWART pays tribute to the the thrilling Polish tenor, who has the kind of voice you want to hang medals on.
ON Awards Furlanetto thmb 515The OPERA NEWS Awards: Ferruccio Furlanetto
LOUISE T. GUINTHER pays tribute to the Italian bass, who combines the dramatic range and mutability of a true character actor with a uniquely ravishing vocal endowment.
ON Awards Radvanovsky thmb 515The OPERA NEWS Awards: Sondra Radvanovsky
ADAM WASSERMAN celebrates the artistry of Sondra Radvanovsky, who has taken on some of opera’s monumental prima donna roles with one of the most electrifying spinto voices of our time.
ON Awards Ramey thmb 515The OPERA NEWS Awards: Samuel Ramey
BRIAN KELLOW lauds the singular American bass, whose amazing command of breath and legato, round richness of tone and trumpet-like top filled his characters' darkest moments onstage with the light of humanity.
ON Awards Stratas thmb 515The OPERA NEWS Awards: Teresa Stratas
F. PAUL DRISCOLL extols the unmatched artistry of Teresa Stratas, whose commitment was unswerving, her instinct impeccable, and whose craft — her sheer know-how on a stage — was prodigious. 
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MARIA MAZZARO and FRED COHN offer a calendar of the must-see events in Europe this summer.
Settling the Score thmb 515Settling the Score
Many opera-lovers think they know exactly which role is suited to which voice. WILLIAM R. BRAUN looks at some of the received opinions in casting — and the performances that give the lie to them.

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