Table Of Contents: February 2015

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LUCA PISARONI: THE MOZART EFFECT

Vol. 79, No. 8

• The Met Premiere of La Donna del Lago
• Darko Tresnjak Directs The Ghosts of Versailles in LA
• Operapedia Looks at Carmen
• Plácido Domingo's Romantic New Release Reviewed
• Daniela Barcellona: Rossini Diva
• The Vienna Philharmonic Wins the Birgit Nilsson Prize in Stockholm
• Road Show: Ailyn Pérez in London
• Sound Bites: Catherine Martin


Features
Romance of Opera thmb 215The Romance of Opera
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HENRY STEWART puts an operatic spin on the most obvious Valentine’s Day gifts with these ten ideas.
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HENRY STEWART dissects Bizet's ubiquitous tragedy, so it'll be fresh for your first listen or your three-thousandth.
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Road Show Perez thmb 215Road Show: Ailyn Pérez in London
The American soprano talks to ERIC MYERS about her favorite haunts in the British capital.
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SYLVIA L’ÉCUYER travels to Stockholm, where the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was awarded the Birgit Nilsson Prize.
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HELEN SHEEHY visits Tony-winning director Darko Tresnjak, who returns to Los Angeles Opera this month for The Ghosts of Versailles.
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STEPHEN HASTINGS checks in with mezzo-soprano Daniela Barcellona, who sings Malcolm in the Met’s Donna del Lago.
The Mozart Effect thmb 215The Mozart Effect
Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, the scene-stealing Leporello in Don Giovanni at the Met, has a passion for Mozart. FRED COHN reports.
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La Donna del Lago has its Met premiere this month. WILLIAM R. BRAUN reflects on the musical atmosphere that makes this charming romance stand alone among Rossini’s operas.
Departments
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RECORDINGS: Domingo sings a romantic Mediterranean-flavored recital. First recordings of Baby Kintyre, Clemency and With Blood, With Ink; Braunfels’s Verkündigung; recitals by Petibon and Genaux and Kermes; Warner rereleases Harnoncourt’s pioneering Monteverdi performances. VIDEO:Parables, a singular interfaith oratorio by Robert Aldridge, in Minnesota. London and Venice stagings of Don Giovanni; Cavalli’s Elena in Aix; Abbado conducts Brahms; Donizetti’s Belisario in Bergamo; Fleming sings a recital in Vienna.
In Review
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Deborah Voigt's tell-all memoir; the criticism of Virgil Thomson; critical essays on Franz Schubert.
Dateline
by MARIA MAZZARO
On Broadway     
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Lerner and Lowe's Camelot gets a lithely energetic refresh at Red Bank's Two River Theater.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Viewpoint THMB 215Viewpoint: Classical Values
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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The Wexford Opera House goes “national”; Goldman, Newlin and Worth score in recitals at St. Iberius Church.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Martin thmb 215Sound Bites: Catherine Martin
by BRIAN KELLOW
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Baritone Russell Christopher; designer Johan Engels.
Coda Rounseville thmb 215Coda: The Tales of Rounseville
by NEIL GENZLINGER

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