Table Of Contents: September 2014

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PATRICIA RACETTE: CENTERSTAGE FROM COAST TO COAST

Vol. 79, No. 3

• The Inside Story Behind San Diego Opera's Return
• The Year Ahead in Opera
• 12 Hot Tickets for the 2014-15 Season
• Director Barrie Kosky at Los Angeles Opera
• Sharp Words: Reading Virgil Thomson
• At the Opera With Miss Manners
• Road Show: Mariusz Kwiecien in Kraków
• Remembering Julius Rudel


Features
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Road Show Kwiecien thmb 914Road Show: Mariusz Kwiecien in Kraków
This season Mariusz Kwiecien sings in New York, London, Barcelona and Chicago, where he opens the season as Don Giovanni. But there’s no place like his hometown of Kraków, Poland, as the baritone explains to ERIC MYERS.
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A. J. GOLDMANN talks to director Barrie Kosky, who scored a mega-hit at Los Angeles Opera with his production of Die Zauberflöte in 2013. This season Kosky returns to Los Angeles for a double bill of Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard’s Castle.
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As the Library of America prepares to bring out Volume 1 of Virgil Thomson's selected music criticism, the project's editor, TIM PAGE, recalls the great man's wit, brilliance and fire.
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Patricia Racette seems to be everywhere this season, singing a repertoire that extends from Carlisle Floyd's Susannah in San Francisco and Pagliacci at the Met to The Ghosts of Versailles in Los Angeles and Salome in San Antonio. She took some time out to answer a few questions from F. PAUL DRISCOLL.
Hot Tickets thmb 914 Hot Tickets!
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The 2014–15 opera season looks unusually promising, with must-see events everywhere. Here are twelve of the top ticket choices in North America — don't miss them!
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In April, San Diego Opera announced that it was closing its doors and shocked the opera world. What happened next was even more surprising. FRED COHN reports.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
On Broadway thmb 914 Red Hot Mama
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Sharon McNight channels Sophie Tucker at the Metropolitan Room. by BRIAN KELLOW
Hearing Both sides thmb 914Hearing Both Sides
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BRIAN KELLOW speaks with American Opera Projects' composer-in-residence Laura Kaminsky about As One, her musical drama for two singers, which premieres this month at BAM. 
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat thmb 914On the Beat
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Pittsburgh Opera's Hahn calls chasing down stars "a fool's errand"; Moore's Dear Theo is a lyrical gem.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Fang thmb 914Sound Bites: Ying Fang
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
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Julius Rudel, the visionary maestro of New York City Opera, dies at ninety-three; Lorin Maazel, conductor, composer and impresario, dies at eighty-four; composer and arts advocate Mary Rodgers Guettel; conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos; bass Ivo Vinco.
The Year in Opera
OPERA NEWS’s International Forecast for 2014–15.
by Tristan Kraft and Joe Cadagin.
Coda Listener thmb 914Coda: Listener of Note — Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners)
by BRIAN KELLOW
Dateline
by MARIA MAZZARO

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Current Issue: September 2014 — VOL. 79, NO. 3