Table Of Contents: October 2016

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GERALD FINLEY: A WORLD-CLASS BARITONE RETURNS TO THE METROPOLITAN OPERA

Vol. 81, No. 4

• Guillaume Tell: Rossini's Last Stand
• Hamilton's Impact on the State of Broadway
• Lyric Opera of Chicago's New Ring Cycle
• Sound Bites: Lauren Worsham
• Baritone Edwin Crossley-Mercer
• Road Show: Elza van den Heever in Bordeaux
• Operapedia: Candide 


Features
At the Summit thmb 1016At the Summit
Baritone GERALD FINLEY returns to the Met this month to sing the title role in a new production of Guillaume Tell.
by Richard Fairman. Photographs by Benjamin Ealovega. 
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GUILLAUME TELL was Rossini’s last opera—and the crowning glory of his career as an opera composer.
by Peter G. Davis. Illustration by Ben Kirchner.
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Has the overwhelming success of Hamilton transformed BROADWAY forever?
by Charles Isherwood. 
Cosmopolitan Thmb 1016Cosmopolitan
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French baritone EDWIN CROSSLEY-MERCER is building an international reputation.
by John Allison.
Epic Beginning thmb 1016An Epic Beginning
A new Das Rheingold opens this month at LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO.
by A. J. Goldmann.
Road Show Van den Heever thmb 1016Road Show: Elza van den Heever in Bordeaux
The SOUTH AFRICAN SOPRANO makes her home in the historic French port city.
by Mario R. Mercado.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
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JULIAN BARNES imagines how SHOSTAKOVICH found meaning and music under the thumb of Soviet oppression.
The Met: Live in HD & Saturday Matinée Radio Broadcasts
Transmissions for the 2016-17 Season
Viewpoint Thmb 1016Viewpoint: Hitting the Mark
by F. Paul Driscoll.
Noteworthy thmb 1016Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro.
Sound Bites Lauren Worsham thmb 1016Sound Bites: Lauren Worsham
The TEXAS SOPRANO balances the worlds of opera, Broadway, cabaret and rock.
by Scott Barnes.
Operapedia Voltaire thmb 1016Operapedia: Candide 
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Henry Stewart restores the glitter and gaiety to BERNSTEIN's oft-misunderstood operetta. Or is it a musical?
Behind the Scenes thmb 1016Behind the Scenes: San Francisco Opera
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Ushers BILL REPP and TOM TAFFELL are the friendliest faces at the War Memorial Opera House.
by Elizabeth Connell Nielsen.
Obituaries Niska thmb 1016Obituaries
Soprano Maralin Niska dies at eighty-nine.
Coda Brownlee thmb 1016Backstory: Lawrence Brownlee
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by Fred Cohn.

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