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ON Award thmb 416The OPERA NEWS Awards
Our editors pay tribute to this year’s five OPERA NEWS Award honorees.
Illustration by Nigel Buchanan. 
ON Awards Netrebko thmb 416The OPERA NEWS Awards: Anna Netrebko
Like all great stars, she knows what she can do best—and does it.
by F. Paul Driscoll. 
ON Awards Van Dam thmb 416The OPERA NEWS Awards: José van Dam
He simply inhabits the music—he is the voice of truth.
by Brian Kellow. 
ON Awards Calleja thmb 416The OPERA NEWS Awards: Joseph Calleja
His career may be opera’s best argument for doing things the old-fashioned way.
by Louise T. Guinther. 
ON Awards Meier thmb 416The OPERA NEWS Awards: Waltraud Meier
Her voice is a dark star, big, bold and bright, but black in color.
by Henry Stewart. 
ON Awards Garanca thmb 416The OPERA NEWS Awards: Elına Garanča
Elīna Garanča has already secured her place in opera history, and she may just be getting started.
by Adam Wasserman. 
Road Show Luisotti thmb 416Road Show: Nicola Luisotti in Madrid
The Italian-born maestro loves to work and relax in the SPANISH CAPITAL.
by Mario R. Mercado. 
h2Opera THMB 416H2Opera
OPERA AUSTRALIA'S outdoor stage in Sydney Harbor, HANDA OPERA, will present Turandot this month.
by Mario R. Mercado. 
Battle for Paris thmb 416The Battle for Paris
In mid-nineteenth-century Paris, MEYERBEER was the undisputed king of the opera world. But VERDI was the crown-prince cousin with the glint in his eye. 
by Peter G. Davis. 
Illustration by Ben Kirchner. 

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