Table Of Contents: July 2001

opera news

The Fit Lady Sings

Vol. 66, No. 1

Steven Blier looks at trends in opera casting

Singer's poll: what's your dream role?
Speight Jenkins
Anthony Dean Griffey

opera news The Match Game
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When Seattle Opera unveils its complete Ring this summer, the cast onstage will be the product of years of planning by SO's general director, Speight Jenkins. Jenkins tells DAVID SCHIFF how the guest list for Valhalla was assembled.
The Role Not Taken
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Forget your Fach and let yourself go wild. If you could cast yourself as any opera character in the world, what would it be? ERIC MYERS reports on the dream roles of some of our favorite opera singers.
opera news The Fit Lady Sings
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Once upon a time, the opera house was one place where big was beautiful. Now plush is no longer a plus, and opera is looking leaner. Is it sounding leaner as well? STEVEN BLIER examines the long-term effects of downsizing opera singers.
opera news Exit Lines
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Lotfi Mansouri is stepping down after fourteen years as general director of San Francisco Opera. But he's not retiring. Mansouri reveals his career plans for the twenty-first century to ALAN RICH.
opera news Tenor Solo
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Peter Grimes, Lennie in Of Mice and Men, Mitch in A Streetcar Named Desire - opera's loners have become something of a specialty for Anthony Dean Griffey. The tenor talks about his unusual repertory to BROOKS PETERS.
In Review
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On the Beat
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Recitals by Cecilia Bartoli and Bryn Terfel, Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna; Rattle conducts Porgy and Bess - all on DVD
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Conductor/composer Giuseppe Sinopoli dies at fifty-four; composer Robert Starer; soprano Graziella Sciutti; critic John Ardoin; choreographer Ninette de Valois
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Cancellation Blues. By BRIAN KELLOW
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An opera-flavored thriller; a duo-biography of Fanny and Adelaide Kemble
Letter from Paris
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