Table Of Contents: October 2015

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25 RISING STARS: OPERA'S EXCITING NEW VOICES

Vol. 80, No. 4

• Sonic Youths: Composers Missy Mazzoli and Corey Dargel
• Austin Scarlett on Style
• Operapedia: Les Troyens
• Danielle de Niese's Vienna
• Key Partnership: Linda Hall on Coaching
• Sound Bites: Heidi Melton
• Remembering Jon Vickers


Features
Digital Edition thmb 1015Digital Edition | October 2015
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Rising Stars thmb 1015Rising Stars
If you had any doubts about opera’s status as a global art form, check out these twenty-five brilliant YOUNG SINGERS. They hail from all over the world, with hometowns ranging from Ningbo, China, to Appleton, Wisconsin. Their work in top conservatories and young-artist programs — as well as their victories in the most prestigious competitions — has already won them attention. They now stand ready to do exciting work on the world’s great stages. F. Paul Driscoll and Brian Kellow report on opera’s next generation of headliners.
Rising Stars behind the scenes thmb 1015Behind the Scenes | Rising Stars Photo Shoot
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Watch behind-the-scenes footage and interviews from Opera News's October 2015 Rising Stars cover-photo shoot. Featuring Yunpeng Wang, Emily Fons, Ryan McKinny, Janai Brugger, Virginie Verrez and Andrew Stenson.
Rising Stars Ying Fang thmb 1015YING FANG
{Soprano}
Rising Stars McKinney thmb 1015RYAN MCKINNEY
{Bass-Baritone}
Rising Stars Sol Jin thmb 1015SOL JIN
{Baritone}
Rising Stars Violetta Lopez thmb 1015CECILIA VIOLETTA LÓPEZ
{Soprano}
Rising Stars Brenda Rae thmb 1015BRENDA RAE
{Soprano}
Rising Stars Portillo thmb 1015DAVID PORTILLO
{Tenor}
Rising Stars Bullock thmb 1015JULIA BULLOCK
{Soprano}
Rising Stars Bridges thmb 1015J'NAI BRIDGES
{Mezzo-Soprano}
Rising Stars DeShong thmb 1015ELIZABETH DESHONG
{Mezzo-Soprano}
Rising Stars Yunpeng Wang thmb 1015
YUNPENG WANG
{Baritone}
Rising Stars Davidsen thmb 1015
LISE DAVIDSEN
{Soprano}
Rising Stars Michael Adams thmb 1015MICHAEL ADAMS
{Baritone}
Rising Stars Brugger thmb 1015JANAI BRUGGER
{Soprano}
Rising Stars STenson thmb 1015ANDREW STENSON
{Tenor}
Rising Star Chenez thmb 1015RAY CHENEZ
{Countertenor}
Rising Stars Spyres thmb 1015MICHAEL SPYRES
{Tenor}
Rising Stars Verrez thmb 1015VIRGINIE VERREZ
{Mezzo-Soprano}
Rising Stars Angelini thmb 1015MICHELE ANGELINI
{Tenor}
Rising Stars Fons thmb 1015EMILY FONS
{Mezzo-Soprano}
Rising Stars Ott thmb 1015JARRETT OTT
{Baritone}
Rising Stars Hyesang park thmb 1015HYESANG PARK
{Soprano}
Rising Stars Pershall THMB 1015DAVID PERSHALL
{Baritone}
Rising Stars Reginald Smith Jr THMB 1015REGINALD SMITH, JR.
{Baritone}
Rising Stars Bidlack thmb 1015ANDREW BIDLACK
{Tenor}
Rising Stars Sierra thmb 1015NADINE SIERRA
{Soprano}
Sonic Youths thmb 1015Sonic Youths
Adam Wasserman moderates a face-to-face conversation with composers MISSY MAZZOLI and COREY DARGEL, two of the current music scene’s most innovative talents.
Road Show Danielle DeNiese thmb 1015Road Show: Danielle de Niese in Vienna
The glamorous soprano extols the pleasures of AUSTRIA'S IMPERIAL CITY. by Eric Myers
Key Partnership thmb 1015Key Partnership
LINDA HALL offers a coach’s insights on singing. by Willliam R. Braun
Departments
Recordings Claude DVD Cover 1015 Recordings
Très MisérablesThierry Escaich’s momentous new opera, about jailed lovers in the custody of a sadistic warden, is based on a Victor Hugo short story.
In Review Glimmerglas Macbeth thmb 1015 In Review
Highs and lows at Glimmerglass. The company presents Verdi, Vivaldi, Mozart and Bernstein.
Books
On broadway danieley thmb 1015Lessons in Love from Jason Danieley
by Brian Kellow
Viewpoint Passing the Torch thmb 1015Viewpoint: Passing the Torch
by F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy Szabo thmb 1015Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro
On the Beat Svabda thmb 1015On the Beat: Provençale Recipe.
In Aix, stunning programming and a committed audience are proof of a festival’s imaginative vision.
by Brian Kellow 
Sound Bites Heidi Melton thmb 1015Sound Bites: Heidi Melton
As an Eastman undergrad, she felt that she didn’t fit in anywhere. Now she’s one of the most promising dramatic sopranos around.
by Brian Kellow
Operapedia Berlioz Troyens thmb 1015Operapedia: Les Troyens 
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Henry Stewart offers port to Berlioz’s drifting masterwork.
Behind the Scenes Schneider thmb 1015Behind the Scenes: Bronx Opera
How production manager Scott Schneider manages to produce quality on a shoestring.
by Wendy Weisman
Style Modern Grandeur thmb 1015Style: Modern Grandeur
AUSTIN SCARLETT designs a gown for ISABEL LEONARD.
Obituaries Vickers thmb 1015Obituaries
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Jon Vickers: A peerless tenor who brought rare power to his performances as Peter Grimes, Tristan, Otello and Florestan.
Broadcast Otello thmb 1015Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Transmission: Otello 
Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:55 P.M.
Broadcast Trovatore thmb 1015Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Transmission: Il Trovatore 
Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, October 3, 2015, 12:55 P.M.
Broadcast Tannhauser thmb 1015Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Transmission: Tannhäuser 
Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12:00 P.M.
Coda Shirley Knight thmb 1015Listener of Note: Shirley Knight
by Brian Kellow

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