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Table Of Contents: January 2015

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EVA-MARIA WESTBROEK AT COVENT GARDEN AND THE MET 

Vol. 79, No. 7

• Divided State: The Arts in Russia
• Director Mariusz Treliński at the Met
• Lawrence Brownlee Visits the Canary Islands
• Cecilia Bartoli Strikes Gold!
• The World Premiere of Everest at Dallas Opera
• Rising Star Julia Bullock
• The Best Recordings and Videos of the Year
• Introducing Operapedia


Features
Operapedia thmb 1115Operapedia: Il Trovatore 
In the first installment of a new regular feature, HENRY STEWART breaks down Verdi's classic for all listeners, from the novices at home to the connoisseurs at the score desks.
Digital Edition Icon Spread 1115Digital Edition | January 2015
View the entire January 2015 issue with our online reader.
Road Show Brownlee thmb 1115Road Show: Lawrence Brownlee in the Canary Islands
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ERIC MYERS discovers one of tenor Lawrence Brownlee’s favorite vacation spots.
Enlightenedthmb1115Enlightened
Iolanta, Tchaikovsky’s opera about the quest for sight — both literal and spiritual — comes to the Met this month for the first time. DAVID SHENGOLD shares his personal connection to the work.
Opera Noir thmb 1115Opera Noir
JOHN ALLISON interviews Mariusz Treliński, who brings a filmmaker’s sensibility to the Met’s new double bill of Iolanta and Bluebeard’s Castle.
Voice of Truth thmb 1115Voice of Truth
JESSICA DUCHEN visits Eva-Maria Westbroek, an artist who is completely at home in the verismo repertoire. This year, the Dutch soprano brings her bold performing style to Andrea Chénier at Covent Garden, and to Santuzza in a new Cavalleria Rusticana at the Met.
Russian Winter thmb 1115Russian Winter
JOHN FREEDMAN explores the plight of the many Russian artists who suddenly find themselves victims, collaborators — or both.
Mountain Climber thmb 1214The Mountain Climber
MATTHEW SIGMAN talks to one of opera’s most adventurous spirits, conductor Nicole Paiement, who leads the world premiere of Everest this month at Dallas Opera.
Departments
BartoliStPeteCD Recordings
CRITIC'S CHOICE: Bartoli finds gold in eighteenth-century Russia. RECORDINGS: Thielemann conducts Elektra; Muhly’s Two Boys; A Florentine Tragedy from LPO; recitals from Hampson and Zazzo; Fleming’s Manhattan Christmas; Decca remembers della Casa. VIDEO: Sellars stages the Saint John Passion. Mehta paces Meier as Isolde; La Traviata in Verona; Sunnegårdh as Salome; Blacher’s 200.000 Taler; La Monnaie presents Herheim’s take on Rusalka.
In Review thmb 1115 In Review
NORTH AMERICA: The Met premiere of The Death of Klinghoffer; Kosky directs Dido and Aeneas and Bluebeard’s Castle at LAO; Partenope in San Francisco; HGO’s Otello; Figaro weds in Dallas; Goerke sings Elektra in Detroit. INTERNATIONAL: Mozart’s Entführung returns to the Paris Opera; La Belle Hélène in Berlin; Domingo sings I Due Foscari in London; Music Theatre Wales offers the premiere of Glass’s Trial.
Books
Dateline
by MARIA MAZZARO
Sound Bites Bullock thmb 115Sound Bites: Julia Bullock
by ADAM WASSERMAN
Viewpoint thmb 1115Viewpoint: The Right to Dissent
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
OperaWatch thmb 1115OperaWatch
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat Cabell thmb 1115On the Beat
Nicole Cabell makes her own kind of music in a Delos recording of classic French works; Lance Horne’s birthday party at Birdland.
Broadcast Widow 2 thmb 1115Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: The Merry Widow 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, January 17, 2015, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1 P.M. (Radio)
Broadcast hoffmann thmb 1115Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Les Contes d’Hoffmann 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, January 31, 2015, 12:55 P.M. (HD), 1 P.M. (Radio)
Broadcast Aida thmb 115Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Aida 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 10, 2015, 1:00 P.M.
Broadcast Boheme thmb 115Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: La Bohème 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:00 P.M.
Best of the Year Belisario cover 1115Best of the Year
The must-have CDs, DVDs and Blu-rays that we reviewed in 2014.
Obituaries thmb 1115Obituaries
Sopranos Rita Shane and Anita Cerquetti; composer Stephen Paulus; arts patron Oscar de la Renta.
Letter Miller lg 1115A Letter from the President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild
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By Richard J. Miller, Jr.
President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild
Coda Performance THMB 1115Coda: The Performance I Can't Forget
by PETER SAGAL

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