Table Of Contents: December 2015

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Vol. 80, No. 6

• Market Value: How Opera Companies Win New Audiences
• San Francisco Opera's New General Director Matthew Shilvock
• Soprano Susanna Phillips @ The Met
Bel Canto World Premiere in Chicago
• Sound Bites: Takaoki Onishi
• Road Show: Sondra Radvanovsky in Chicago
• Operapedia: Hansel and Gretel
• Behind the Scenes: LA Opera

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MATTHEW SHILVOCK, San Francisco Opera’s new general director, shares his hopes for the company. by F. Paul Driscoll. 
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In 2016, PLÁCIDO DOMINGO will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his first Met appearance. He talks about his move into baritone repertoire—and the reaction of the critics. by Fred Cohn. 
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Soprano SUSANNA PHILLIPS, who sings Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus at the Met this month, has a very well-ordered outlook on life. by Louise T. Guinther. Photographs by Dario Acosta. 
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Marketing opera seems to get more complicated every year. How can OPERA COMPANIES attract new TICKET BUYERS—and keep them? by Matthew Sigman. Illustration by Robert Neubecker. 
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One of opera’s all-time great stage directors, TITO CAPOBIANCO, is still passionate about the art form. by James Kuslan. 
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The Illinois-born SOPRANO offers a hometown girl’s look at the SECOND CITY. by Eric Myers. 
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A Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright writes about adapting the novel BEL CANTO for the opera stage. by Nilo Cruz. 
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In Review
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BRYAN GILLIAM's new volume considers how Strauss’s operas eclipsed the anxiety of Wagner’s influence.
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Irish mezzo-soprano Tara Erraught, who makes her New York recital debut at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall in December, talks with Brian Kellow about putting together a program of song, adapting to life in Munich and how the liederabend helps her prepare for roles on the opera stage.
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by F. Paul Driscoll
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by Maria Mazzaro
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MARY JO HEATH, the new Voice of the Met. by Brian Kellow 
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Right now, he’s a promising lyric baritone—who dreams of conquering Verdi one day. by Brian Kellow 
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Cellist JOHN WALZ calls his gig with LA Opera Orchestra “a dream job.” by Patrick Dillon 
Style YSL Jacket thmb 1215Style: Gifted Characters
Need shopping tips? In the spirit of the holidays, Henry Stewart offers TEN GIFT IDEAS for some of opera’s memorable personalities. 
Coda Kelow thmb 1215Coda: Off the Shelf
Deciding which CDs to toss. by Brian Kellow 

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