Table Of Contents: September 2015

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DIANA DAMRAU: SOPRANO SUPERPOWER

Vol. 80, No. 3

• The Stars of the New Season: From the Met to Los Angeles with Sondra Radvanovsky, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Angela Meade, Riccardo Muti
• A New Lulu Arrives at the Met
• The Crisis Inside ENO
• Designer Catherine Zuber
• Sound Bites: Wallis Giunta
• Road Show: Jennifer Larmore in Amsterdam
• Operapedia: William Tell 


Features
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The 2015–16 season calendar is packed with great opera. Here are fifteen of our picks for the TOP OPERA EVENTS of the coming season. Illustration by Ben Kirchner.
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Brian Kellow talks to the sensational DIANA DAMRAU, whose upcoming season includes Donizetti’s Lucia at San Francisco Opera and Leïla in the Met’s new production of Les Pêcheurs de Perles.
CrisisattheColiseumthmb915Crisis at the Coliseum
Richard Fairman charts the financial travails and artistic triumphs of the beleaguered ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA.
Love Object Lulu thmb 915The Love Object
William R. Braun offers a guide to enjoying Alban Berg’s LULU, a challenging work that returns to the Met next month in a new staging by William Kentridge.
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CATHERINE ZUBER is one of the most psychologically astute costume designers on the theater scene. This month, she provides the clothes for the Met’s season-opener, Bartlett Sher’s new staging of Otello. By Helen Sheehy.
Road Show Larmore thmb 915Road Show: Jennifer Larmore in Amsterdam
The American mezzo loves singing and spending time in the royal city of the Netherlands. by Eric Myers.
Art Upon the Blood thmb 915A Little Art Upon the Blood
As the Met opens the season with a new Otello, Marjorie Sandor picks up an element in both play and opera that continues to haunt her.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
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Setting the Stage: EVAN BAKER's illustrative new history brings the operatic past to life.
Viewpoint Diana Damrau thmb 915Viewpoint: New Beginnings
by Diane Silberstein & F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy and Now thmb 915Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro
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ANDY in Philly: Probing the WARHOL phenom at Opera Philadelphia; GRIST works her magic on students at the ARROYO FOUNDATION. by Brian Kellow
Sound Bites Giunta thmb 915Sound Bites: Wallis Giunta
This month, the mezzo sings Tiffany in Adams’s I Was Looking at the Ceiling and Then I Saw the Sky for her Rome debut. by Maria Mazzaro
Behind the Scenes thmb 915Behind the Scenes: Seattle Opera
The audience doesn’t see him, but assistant conductor PHILIP A. KELSEY is an essential component each time Seattle Opera forges its Ring. by Fred Cohn
Style Thmb 915Style: Jewel Song
A new opera season is beginning. Do you need some new jewels for opening night? Wouldn’t it be the picture of a “rêve charmant” if, like Faust’s Marguerite, you were given a chest full of dazzling diamonds and precious stones? Maria Mazzaro visits Faust’s jewel song to pair some modern-day bijoux with lyrics from Gounod’s golden-age gem.
Year in Opera THMB 915The Year in Opera. 
A calendar of the 2015–16 international season, compiled by Maria Mazzaro.
Obituaries thmb 915Obituaries
Superstar manager RONALD WILFORD; educator, stage director and administrator SANDRA BERNHARD; composer GUNTHER SCHULLER.
Coda Hellekant thmb 915Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
by Mark Lamos

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