Table Of Contents: August 2001

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Vol. 66, No. 2

Olga Borodina talks with Jennifer Melick

Joan Peyser on American Opera in the 21st Century
Can Novels Make Good Operas?
Alberto Vilar, Champion Arts Patron

opera news Slow Burn
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Olga Borodina projects stage-melting heat in any role, at any tempo. (Just don't try to rush her.) JENNIFER MELICK interviews the St. Petersburg-born mezzo, who returns to the Met next season as Verdi's Princess Eboli.
opera news The Man Who Would Be Thanked
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RUDOLPH S. RAUCH visits Alberto Vilar, the champion patron of the arts world.
opera news Up, Up and Away!
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GREGORY DOWNER offers a photo essay on jet-set opera stars.
opera news Opera Under Construction
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From Seattle to Copenhagen to Venice, new (and renewed) opera houses are in the works. EMILY MITCHELL reports.
A Novel Idea
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Does great literature inspire great operas? JOEL HONIG thinks not.
opera news Angels in America
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Producing opera in America is an expensive proposition. LEONARD J. LEFF talks to the women and men who are helping to foot the bill.
opera news Future Indefinite
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More than a hundred new American operas were produced in the last decade of the twentieth century. Will any of them survive into the twenty-first? JOAN PEYSER offers a prognosis for the art form in the new millennium.
In Review
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On PBS: Domingo in telecast of Le Cid from Washington, HGO's Little Women, Mostly Mozart Festival's Mozart Requiem; Callas in Paris on DVD
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Second edition of New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, five-volume manual on teaching singing
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Grandmother's House. By CATHERINE WALD
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