Table Of Contents: April 2015

Issue April 2015 415

PATRICIA PETIBON: ELEGANT STAR OF THE AIX FESTIVAL

Vol. 79, No. 10

Red Spacer 1213 A Preview of the European Festival Scene
Red Spacer 1213 Operapedia Takes on Tosca
Red Spacer 1213 Interview: Librettist Royce Vavrek
Red Spacer 1213 Sound Bites: Norman Garrett
Red Spacer 1213 Review: Sonya Yoncheva's Solo CD Debut
Red Spacer 1213 A New Production of Cav/Pag at the Met
Red Spacer 1213 A New Era at Glyndebourne
Red Spacer 1213 Revisiting Ravenna
Red Spacer 1213 Angela Denoke in Salzburg


Features
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Reunion Anna Tomowa-Sintow thmb 415Reunion: Anna Tomowa-Sintow
DAVID J. BAKER catches up with the soprano, whose performances with Karajan, Levine and Böhm remain legendary.
Kaleidoscopic World of Royce Vavrek thmb 415The Kaleidoscopic World of Royce Vavrek
His words give a bizarre lift to contemporary opera. This spring, librettist Royce Vavrek’s Dog Days comes to Fort Worth and L.A. HEIDI WALESON talks with one of opera’s freshest new voices.
Homecoming thmb 415Homecoming
Soprano Angela Denoke returns to the Salzburg Festival this season as Montezuma in Die Eroberung von Mexico. FRED COHN reports.
Give my Regards thmb 415Give My Regards to Innsbruck
Broadway musicals are turning up with surprising frequency in opera houses in Austria and Germany. ADAM J. GOLDMANN looks at the trend.
Transcendent thmb 415Transcendent
SHEILA JOHNSTON visits with the singular soprano, Patricia Petibon, who will cast her spell at the Aix Festival this season as Handel’s Alcina.
Festival Atmosphere thmb 415Festival Atmosphere
The well-loved traditions at Sussex’s Glyndebourne are in no danger of disappearing. ADRIAN TINNISWOOD visits a uniquely British cultural institution.
Suffering the Truth thmb 415Suffering the Truth
As the Met prepares to open brand-new productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, PHILIP KENNICOTT shares his personal connection with two verismo classics.
Departments
YonchevaParisCD Recordings
RECORDINGS: A French-themed recital from Sonya Yoncheva. New recordings of Orange Blossoms, The Importance of Being Earnest and Amadis; recitals by Munger, Fagioli and Sabata; Decca salutes Valdengo and Borkh. VIDEO: Strauss’s Eine Nacht in Mörbisch. Carmélites in Paris; San Francisco’s Capuleti; a trio of Netrebko’s Salzburg performances; classic television recitals; a documentary contrasts Verdi with Wagner.
In Review
Books Voigt Cover 415 Books
A tell-all memoir by Deborah Voigt.
Flanigan Thmb 415Leap of Faith
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BRIAN KELLOW interviews soprano Lauren Flanigan about how she overcame a disorienting illness to take on one of opera's most formidable roles.
Dateline
by MARIA MAZZARO
Operapedia thmb 415Operapedia: Tosca 
HENRY STEWART uncovers the popular history behind Puccini’s crowd-pleasing, ahistorical tragedy.
On the Beat thmb 415On the Beat
She writes the songs: Zajick branches out into composing.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites thmb 415Sound Bites: Norman Garrett
by BRIAN KELLOW
Obituaries Obraztsova thmb 415Obituaries
Mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, one of the Bolshoi’s great stars, dies at seventy-five; tenor Waldemar Kmentt; director Bodo Igesz; Canadian impresario Irving Guttman; Chris Nance, who conducted at New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera.
Coda thmb 315Coda: Revisiting Ravenna
by MATTHEW GUREWITSCH

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