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17 Holiday Gifts for Opera’s Lovers
HENRY STEWART suggests presents for some of the characters on your Christmas list.
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How are things at Los Angeles Opera? F. PAUL DRISCOLL talks to Christopher Koelsch, the company’s innovative president and CEO.
From Broadway to Maxim’s
SCOTT BARNES visits with Tony-winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman, who makes her Met debut on New Year’s Eve with a new
PATRICK DILLON follows
’s path to becoming a Christmas institution. Is there an opera with comparable holiday magic?
Conductor Gianandrea Noseda, who brought international acclaim to Teatro Regio Torino, has said he won’t renew his contract as music director. FRED COHN reports.
Renée Fleming is bringing energy, acumen and superstar clout to her new role as Lyric Opera of Chicago’s creative consultant. MEGAN McKINNEY observes the soprano in action in the Windy City.
Though Franz Lehár wrote dozens of stage works,
The Merry Widow
remains the unquestioned high-water mark of his career. PETER G. DAVIS dusts off some of the hidden gems in the composer’s catalogue.
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Seen at BAM, Ted Hearne's “multimedia oratorio”
draws from classified materials leaked in 2010 by Chelsea Manning to create an expressionistic soundscape of modern clutter and clatter.
The New York Philharmonic's semi-staged concert reading of
was first-rate, filled with strong voices and committed singing actors who seemed to be living the drama.
Tenor Mario Chang spent August 2014 in prize-winning form, scoring a triple victory in Plácido Domingo’s Operalia competition with knockout performances of “Ella mi fu rapita!” and “No puede ser.”
December 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 6
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