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Table Of Contents: October 2014

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Vol. 79, No. 4

• The Lone Star State Opera Boom
• 30 Things You Didn't Know About Opera in Texas
The Death of Klinghoffer Reconsidered
• A Visit With Anthony Roth Costanzo
Le Vin Herbé Arrives in Boston
• Sound Bites: Morgan Smith
• Learning to Love Wozzeck 

Austin Found thmb 1014Austin Found
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While shiny Dallas and shiny Houston attract major attention for opera, Austin is the Texas town with dirt under its fingernails and a renowned indie music scene. JANN BASKETT, a former New York publishing exec, recalls how and why she moved there.
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Counter Programming thmb 1014Counter Programming
From Broadway’s Falsettos to Handel’s Partenope, which plays this month at San Francisco Opera, Anthony Roth Costanzo combines practical savvy and a probing musical intelligence.
Other Tristan thmb 1014The Other Tristan
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JOSHUA ROSENBLUM raises the curtain on Frank Martin’s version of the Tristan legend, Le Vin Herbé, which arrives at Boston Lyric Opera next month in a new English-language translation.
Passions of Ana Maria thmb 1014The Passions of Ana María
Ana María Martínez, who is one of opera’s most in-demand singers, is also one of its most generous. SCOTT BARNES talks to the soprano, who takes every opportunity she can to reach out to audiences everywhere.
Work Divided thmb 1014A Work Divided
PHILIP KENNICOTT looks at the complicated musical, political and social issues that surround John Adams’s opera, The Death of Klinghoffer.
Texans thmb 1014The Texans
Despite its national reputation as one of the most conservative states in the U.S., Texas has welcomed a surprising number of adventurous new operas — with more on the way. CHRISTOPHER KELLY reports.
Opera Texas Conrad thmb 101430 Things You Didn't Know About Opera in Texas
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HENRY STEWART unearths some surprising facts about the Lone Star State.
MeistersingerCD Recordings
RECORDINGS: Vladimir Jurowski conducts Die Meistersinger at Glyndebourne, with Gerald Finley as Hans Sachs. Complete recordings of The Lighthouse, Usher House and Vasco de Gama; recitals from Robin Johannsen and Daniel Behle; Decca salutes Fernando Corena and Flaviano Labò. VIDEO: Valery Gergiev conducts the Mariinsky staging of The Fiery Angel. The video debut of Sikora’s Madame Curie; Luisa Miller from Malmö; Jaroussky dazzles in Vinci’s Artaserse; Nonesuch releases an elegant Hal Hartley film of Andriessen’s Commedia.
In Review Ariadne thmb 1014 In Review
NORTH AMERICA: Glimmerglass Festival presents Ariadne auf Naxos, Madama Butterfly, An American Tragedy and Carousel; Leon Botstein paces Weber’s Euryanthe at the Bard Festival; Caramoor welcomes Angela Meade as Lucrezia Borgia; Rigoletto at PORTopera; Giulio Cesare conquers Wolf Trap; Des Moines hears Verdi, Donizetti and Heggie; Cavalli’s comedy La Calisto delights Cincinnati; Aspen Opera Theater Center produces Eugene Onegin. INTERNATIONAL: Die Zauberflöte and Handel’s Ariodante at Aix-en-Provence; a new Traviata at Glyndebourne; Munich’s Gärtnerplatz brings Die Zirkusprinzessin to a real circus.
Books Orfeo lg 1014 Books
A life of Handel; a work of fiction about a “bioterrorist Bach.”
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On the Beat thmb 1014On the Beat
Southwest check-in: making audiences pay attention in Austin and Albuquerque.
Sound Bites thmb 1014Sound Bites: Morgan Smith
Obits Bergonzi thmb 1014Obituaries
Carlo Bergonzi, the king of Verdi tenors, dies at ninety; mezzo Dana Krueger; Lincoln Center pioneer John Mazzola.
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Coda Love at Second Sight thmb 1014Coda: Love at Second Sight

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