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Table Of Contents: January 2016

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Vol. 80, No. 7

• Anna Netrebko's Saint Petersburg
• Kent Tritle: Conductor Mahler's 8
• Kicking off our "Backstory"
• 10 Coming Attractions: Hottest Tickets for 2016 in Europe
• Sound Bites: Andrea Carroll
• Frieda Hempel: The Met's First Leïla
• The Champ: Aubrey Allicock
• Operapedia: Porgy and Bess 

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Camarena Gold thmb 116Camarena Gold
JAVIER CAMARENA had a career-making hit during his last engagement at the Met, in 2014. This season, the tenor phenom returns to New York as Ernesto in Don Pasquale.
by Scott Barnes.
Chorus Call thmb 116Chorus Call
KENT TRITLE is one of North America’s busiest choral conductors. This month he takes on the challenge of Mahler’s mighty eighth symphony.
by Allan Kozinn. 
Pearl of the Met thmb 116Pearl of the Met
When the Met produced Les Pêcheurs de Perles in 1916, the role of Leïla was sung by German soprano FRIEDA HEMPEL, for a brief period the company’s leading coloratura. What did she sound like?
by Conrad L. Osborne. 
Hot Tickets thmb 116Hot Tickets!
We choose ten of EUROPE'S top OPERA EVENTS of the New Year.
The Champ thmb 116The Champ
Baritone AUBREY ALLICOCK, who created the title role in Champion, sings Mozart’s Figaro this month at Seattle Opera.
by Oussama Zahr.  
Road Show Netrebko thmb 1215Road Show: Anna Netrebko in St. Petersburg
The SUPERSTAR soprano offers a guide to Russia’s IMPERIAL CITY.
by Eric Myers. 
Recordings Olga Peretyatko Cover 116 Recordings
In Review
Style Page Pic 116Style: Notable Player
Designer ALEXANDER OLCH creates a tux-free recital look for collaborative pianist Bryan Wagorn, an assistant conductor at the Met.
DomingoEncantoCDBest of the Year
Our favorite CDs and DVDs of 2015.
Viewpoint Anniversary Years thmb 116Viewpoint: Anniversary Year
by F. Paul Driscoll.
Noteworthy Now thmb 1116Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro
On the Beat Sher Zetlan thmb 116On the Beat: Broadway Baby
JENNIFER ZETLAN jumps from opera to Broadway in the new revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
by Brian Kellow. 
Sound Bites Carroll thmb 116Sound Bites: Andrea Carroll
The soprano sings the title role in Johanna Doderer’s Fatima oder Von den Mutigen Kindern in Vienna this month.
by F. Paul Driscoll. 
Operapedia Porgy Bess Thmb 216Operapedia: Porgy and Bess
by Henry Stewart
Behind the Scenes thmb 116Behind the Scenes: Sarasota Opera
A stitch in time with wardrobe mistress RUTHIE CLARK.
by Wendy Weisman. 
Broadcasts Fledermaus Thmb 116Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Die Fledermaus 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 2, 2016, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcasts Tannhauser thmb 216Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Tannhäuser 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 23, 2016, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Bolena thmb 116Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Anna Bolena 
Radio Broadcast of Saturday, January 9, 2016, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Turandot thmb 216Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Turandot 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, January 30, 2016, 12:55 P.M. (ET) (HD) 1:00 P.M. (ET) (RADIO)
Broadcast Pearl Fishers thmb 216Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Les Pêcheurs de Perles 
Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission of Saturday, January 16, 2016, 12:00 P.M. (ET) (HD) 1:00 P.M. (ET) (Radio)
Coda Backstory thmb 116Coda: Backstory
by Fred Cohn.
Recordings Letter Guild President Cover thmb 116Letter from the President of the Metropolitan Opera Guild
by Richard J. Miller, Jr.

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