Table Of Contents: April 2016

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THE 11TH ANNUAL OPERA NEWS AWARDS

Vol. 80, No. 10

• Honoring Anna Netrebko, José van Dam, Waltraud Meier, Joseph Calleja & Elīna Garanča
• Road Show: Nicola Luisotti in Madrid
• Opera Australia's Handa Opera in Sydney Harbor
• The Battle for Paris: Verdi vs. Meyerbeer
• Sound Bites: André Courville
• Operapedia: Faust 


Features
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. 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Scarpia Cover 416 Books
Piers Paul Read writes a bourgeois backstory for Tosca’s amoral chief of police.
Style Jacobs thmb 416Style: Drama Magnet
by Maria Mazzaro.
Modern Method thmb 416A Modern Method
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Mikael Eliasen, professor at the Curtis Institute of Music and artistic director of Curtis Opera Theatre, is spearheading a new residency program at the Aix-en-Provence Festival that seeks to immerse young composers in the craft of writing vocal music.
by Brian Kellow. 
OnBroadwayShelovesmethmb416A Romantic Atmosphere
Roundabout Theater Company presents a winning revival of Joe Masterhoff, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's She Loves Me; the original cast album Something Rotten! manages to capture the show's energy.
by Brian Kellow. 
By Way of Bayreuth thmb 416By Way of Bayreuth
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British soprano Catherine Foster has sung Brünnhilde as frequently as any soprano on the stage today. In May, she makes her U.S. debut as Wagner's valkyrie in Washington National Opera's first complete Ring cycles.
by Adam Wasserman. 
ON Awards thmb 416The 11th Annual OPERA NEWS Awards
Photos from Sunday, April 10, 2016 | The Plaza, NYC
Photos by Dario Acosta. 
Viewpoint Singers thmb 416Viewpoint: The Next Generation
by F. Paul Driscoll.
Noteworthy thmb 416Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro.
On the Beat Bolcom thmb 416On the Beat
A Pair to Draw From: Bolcom & Morris’s new CD seems anything but autumnal.
by Brian Kellow. 
Sound Bites Courville thmb 416Sound Bites: André Courville
The bass-baritone’s CAJUN background helps make him parfait in FRENCH rep.
by Brian Kellow. 
Operapedia Thmb 416Operapedia: Faust 
Henry Stewart finds the devil in the details of Gounod’s once mega-popular tragedy.
by Henry Stewart 
Obituaries Duval thmb 416Obituaries
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French soprano Denise Duval dies at ninety-four.
Broadcasts Devereux thmb 416Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Roberto Devereux 
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Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, April 16, 2016, 12:55 P.M. (ET) (HD) 1:00 P.M. (ET) (Radio)
Backstory Blythe thmb 416Backstory: Stephanie Blythe
The stupendous American mezzo's career highlights have been paralleled by her coverage in these pages.
by Fred Cohn. 

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