Table Of Contents: March 2015

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JOYCE DIDONATO: OPERA'S QUEEN OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Vol. 79, No. 9

Blue Spacer 814 Original Blend: Producer Beth Morrison
Blue Spacer 814 Kickstarter: Helping Opera Companies Grow
Blue Spacer 814 Road Show: Gerald Finley in Toronto
Blue Spacer 814 Operapedia Explains Tannhäuser
Blue Spacer 814 Out Late: Our Editor Dines Post-Show With Amanda Majeski
Blue Spacer 814 Irving Kolodin: The Critic's Critic
Blue Spacer 814 Princess Eboli: Don Carlos's Femme Fatale
Blue Spacer 814 Matthew Aucoin: Composer, Conductor & Poet
Blue Spacer 814 Behind-the-Scenes of our Cover Shoot


Features
Revival Meeting
Several contenders are bidding for the legacy of New York City Opera in the hopes that the company — or a simulacrum of it — might be resurrected. Do those vying for a City Opera comeback know what they're getting themselves into, and is there still an audience to engage? BRIAN KELLOW reports.
Operapedia Thmb 315Operapedia: Tannhäuser 
HENRY STEWART demystifies Wagner’s legend of love, lust and redemption.
Behind the Scenes THMB 315Behind the Scenes | Joyce DiDonato
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Go behind the scenes of Opera News's March 2015 cover shoot with mezzo Joyce DiDonato.
Digital Edition Icon lg 315Digital Edition | March 2015
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Road Show Finley thmb 315Road Show: Gerald Finley in Toronto
The Canadian baritone extols the eclectic virtues of his native country’s most populous city. By ERIC MYERS
Original Blend thmb 315Original Blend
MATTHEW SIGMAN catches up with Beth Morrison, who brings a highly personal style to the distinctive brand of new music-theater her company is developing for stages large and small all over the U.S.
Out Late thmb 315Out Late with Amanda Majeski
The soprano, who made her Met debut as the Countess in the company’s season-opening Figaro, goes out on the town with F. PAUL DRISCOLL.
Following Joyce thmb 315Following @Joyce DiDonato
The mezzo of the moment is using every available digital resource to bring her passion for unadulterated opera to current fans and potential new audiences. F. PAUL DRISCOLL checks in with opera’s most accessible diva.
Lifting the Veil thmb 315Lifting the Veil
In Verdi’s original Don Carlos, Princess Eboli was a full, rich creation — one that has been obscured in truncated versions of the opera. As the opera returns to the Met repertory, WILLIAM R. BRAUN fills in some of the blanks in this fascinating character.
Kolodin Review thmb 315The Kolodin Review
FRED COHN explores the legacy of Irving Kolodin, whose often surly but unfailingly well-informed and readable reviews defined classical music for a generation.
Departments
IolantaCD Recordings
RECORDINGS: Decca presents “Most Wanted” diva Virginia Zeani. Netrebko brings her star power to Decca’s Iolanta and DG’s Vier Letzte Lieder; Marcelo Álvarez, Carolyn Sampson and Philippe Jaroussky offer recital albums. VIDEO: Abdrazakov’s debonair devil heads SFO’s Mefistofele revival. Pappano leads Covent Garden’s Parsifal; a provincial Ciboulette in Toulon; Hampson woos Fleming’s Arabella in Dresden; Das Land des Lächelns from Seefestspiele Mörbisch; a musical Heidi from 1955; Hardy Classic releases a Corelli compilation.
In Review
Books Hendricks Cover 315 Books
Berg’s collected writings; a memoir from Barbara Hendricks.
Throwback Thursday: Régine Crespin
From the OPERA NEWS Archives
Dateline     
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by MARIA MAZZARO
Viewpoint thmb 315Viewpoint: Staying on Message
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OpWatch Osndes thmb 315OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat thmb 315On the Beat
Angus brings Kát’a Kabanová to Boston Lyric Opera; Fabiano triumphs as Rodolfo at the Met.
Obituaries Dalis thmb 315Obituaries
Mezzo-turned-impresario Irene Dalis; Wagnerienne Janis Martin.
Coda thmb 315Coda: Voices from the Crowdfunding Crowd
by HENRY STEWART

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