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Road Show: Stephen Costello in Philadelphia
The tenor, a native of the City of Brotherly Love, gives ERIC MYERS an insider look at his hometown’s cultural and culinary highlights.
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Out Late with Ramsey Lewis
Jazz great Ramsey Lewis goes out on the town post-show with F. PAUL DRISCOLL.
Starting out in a foreign country is daunting for a young singer. Six American artists under contract in Europe tell PATRICK DILLON about their experiences.
What’s it like to be the star attraction on an opera-themed cruise? SCOTT BARNES gets the lowdown from soprano Christine Brewer.
Composing a Life
Jake Heggie has overcome some dark days to ascend to the top of his profession. MATTHEW SIGMAN sits down with the composer for a preview of
, opening in Dallas in October.
Listening to the Hebrides: A Journey to the Isle of Staffa
MARJORIE SANDOR follows in the footsteps of Felix Mendelssohn, finding inspiration and awe in the ancient isles off the Scottish coast.
FRED COHN traces the Met’s first Japanese tour from its bold inception to its triumphant conclusion.
Sense of Place
Many operas are inextricably linked with their settings. FRED PLOTKIN muses on the European locales that bring music to his ears.
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Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori’s musical
, which this month had its official Broadway opening at the Circle in the Square Theater, is funny, touching, unsettling and thought-provoking. It’s also utterly entertaining.
Richard Strauss's autobiographical opera,
, arrived at Garsington Opera in an unfailingly sharp and witty production directed by Bruno Ravella and conducted by Jac van Steen.
In its world-premiere performances at San Francisco Opera, Marco Tutino's
Two Women (La Ciociara)
emerged less a work of neo-verismo than a predominantly bland assemblage of musical themes and dramaturgical devices.
July 2015 — VOL. 80, NO. 1
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