Table Of Contents: April 2015

Issue April 2015 415

PATRICIA PETIBON: ELEGANT STAR OF THE AIX FESTIVAL

Vol. 79, No. 10

Red Spacer 1213 A Preview of the European Festival Scene
Red Spacer 1213 Operapedia Takes on Tosca
Red Spacer 1213 Interview: Librettist Royce Vavrek
Red Spacer 1213 Sound Bites: Norman Garrett
Red Spacer 1213 Review: Sonya Yoncheva's Solo CD Debut
Red Spacer 1213 A New Production of Cav/Pag at the Met
Red Spacer 1213 A New Era at Glyndebourne
Red Spacer 1213 Revisiting Ravenna
Red Spacer 1213 Angela Denoke in Salzburg


Features
Return Visit thmb 415Return Visit
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BRIAN KELLOW interviews Jason Danieley, who this month arrives at Broadway's Lyceum Theater as Frederich Kuhn in Kander and Ebb's long-simmering musical The Visit.
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Reunion Anna Tomowa-Sintow thmb 415Reunion: Anna Tomowa-Sintow
DAVID J. BAKER catches up with the soprano, whose performances with Karajan, Levine and Böhm remain legendary.
Kaleidoscopic World of Royce Vavrek thmb 415The Kaleidoscopic World of Royce Vavrek
His words give a bizarre lift to contemporary opera. This spring, librettist Royce Vavrek’s Dog Days comes to Fort Worth and L.A. HEIDI WALESON talks with one of opera’s freshest new voices.
Homecoming thmb 415Homecoming
Soprano Angela Denoke returns to the Salzburg Festival this season as Montezuma in Die Eroberung von Mexico. FRED COHN reports.
Give my Regards thmb 415Give My Regards to Innsbruck
Broadway musicals are turning up with surprising frequency in opera houses in Austria and Germany. ADAM J. GOLDMANN looks at the trend.
Transcendent thmb 415Transcendent
SHEILA JOHNSTON visits with the singular soprano, Patricia Petibon, who will cast her spell at the Aix Festival this season as Handel’s Alcina.
Songs of Travel thmb 415Songs of Travel
PETER G. DAVIS shares some of his memories of the summer of 1956, when he made his first visit to some of Europe’s great opera festivals.
Suffering the Truth thmb 415Suffering the Truth
As the Met prepares to open brand-new productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci, PHILIP KENNICOTT shares his personal connection with two verismo classics.
Festival Atmosphere thmb 415Festival Atmosphere
The well-loved traditions at Sussex’s Glyndebourne are in no danger of disappearing. ADRIAN TINNISWOOD visits a uniquely British cultural institution.
Departments
YonchevaParisCD Recordings
RECORDINGS: A French-themed recital from Sonya Yoncheva. New recordings of Orange Blossoms, The Importance of Being Earnest and Amadis; recitals by Munger, Fagioli and Sabata; Decca salutes Valdengo and Borkh. VIDEO: Strauss’s Eine Nacht in Mörbisch. Carmélites in Paris; San Francisco’s Capuleti; a trio of Netrebko’s Salzburg performances; classic television recitals; a documentary contrasts Verdi with Wagner.
In Review
Books Voigt Cover 415 Books
A tell-all memoir by Deborah Voigt.
Dateline
by MARIA MAZZARO
Flanigan Thmb 415Leap of Faith
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BRIAN KELLOW interviews soprano Lauren Flanigan about how she overcame a disorienting illness to take on one of opera's most formidable roles.
Viewpoint thmb 415Viewpoint: A New Stage for Opera
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Operapedia thmb 415Operapedia: Tosca 
HENRY STEWART uncovers the popular history behind Puccini’s crowd-pleasing, ahistorical tragedy.
OperaWatch Bates thmb 415OperaWatch
by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
On the Beat thmb 415On the Beat
She writes the songs: Zajick branches out into composing.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites thmb 415Sound Bites: Norman Garrett
by BRIAN KELLOW
Broadcast Pagliacci thmb 415Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD transmission of Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12:25 P.M. (HD), 12:30 P.M. (Radio)
Broadcast Lady Macbeth thmb 415Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, April 18, 2015, 1 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Ernani thmb 415Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Ernani 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, April 4, 2015, 1 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Don Carlo thmb 415Metropolitan Opera Broadcast: Don Carlo 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, April 11, 2015, 12 P.M. (ET)
Obituaries Obraztsova thmb 415Obituaries
Mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova, one of the Bolshoi’s great stars, dies at seventy-five; tenor Waldemar Kmentt; director Bodo Igesz; Canadian impresario Irving Guttman; Chris Nance, who conducted at New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera; Mallory Elton Walker, an admired oratorio and concert singer.
Coda thmb 315Coda: Revisiting Ravenna
by MATTHEW GUREWITSCH

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