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The 2015–16 season calendar is packed with great opera. Here are fifteen of our picks for the
TOP OPERA EVENTS
of the coming season. Illustration by Ben Kirchner.
Digital Edition | September 2015
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Brian Kellow talks to the sensational
, whose upcoming season includes Donizetti’s Lucia at San Francisco Opera and Leïla in the Met’s new production of
Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Crisis at the Coliseum
Richard Fairman charts the financial travails and artistic triumphs of the beleaguered
ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA
The Love Object
William R. Braun offers a guide to enjoying Alban Berg’s
, a challenging work that returns to the Met next month in a new staging by William Kentridge.
Design for Living
is one of the most psychologically astute costume designers on the theater scene. This month, she provides the clothes for the Met’s season-opener, Bartlett Sher’s new staging of
. By Helen Sheehy.
Road Show: Jennifer Larmore in Amsterdam
The American mezzo loves singing and spending time in the royal city of the Netherlands. by Eric Myers.
A Little Art Upon the Blood
As the Met opens the season with a new
, Marjorie Sandor picks up an element in both play and opera that continues to haunt her.
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at the Aix-en-Provence festival ignored the conventions of
, preferring to tell the story with colorful theatricality managed with exemplary technical skill.
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Director John Jarboe and Opera Philadelphia probe the Warhol phenomenon with
Andy: A Popera
; Grist works her magic on students at the Arroyo Foundation.
September 2015 — VOL. 80, NO. 3
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