Table Of Contents: November 2016

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SONYA YONCHEVA: HER METEORIC RISE TO THE GRAND DIVA ROLES

Vol. 81, No. 5

THE DIVA ISSUE
• Kathleen Battle Returns: The Legendary Diva Makes a Spiritual Comeback to the Met
• How We Made Susan Graham Cry
• Lisette Oropesa: Diva Caliente
• Dallas Opera's Hart Institute For Women Conductors
• Sound Bites: Sarah Mesko 


Features
Soul Sister thmb 1016Soul Sister
SONYA YONCHEVA sings the great diva roles with deeply personal expression.
By Fred Cohn.
Winters Journey thmb 1016A Winter’s Journey
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Music-loving loners inhabit WILLA CATHER's fiction.
by Marjorie Sandor.
Diva Caliente thmb 1016Diva Caliente
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Soprano LISETTE OROPESA's poised yet spicy singing is attracting attention.
by Scott Barnes. Photographs by Dario Acosta. 
Diva Playlist thmb 1116Diva Playlist
TEN ALBUMS that redefined the concept of “DIVA.”
by F. Paul Driscoll. 
Dazzlign thmb 1116Dazzling
An appreciation of KATHLEEN BATTLE, who sings a recital at the Met this month.
by Jennifer Melick. 
Leading Women thmb 1116Leading Women
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Dallas Opera creates opportunities for female conductors with the HART INSTITUTE FOR WOMEN CONDUCTORS.
by Marcia Young. 
National Treasure thmb 1116National Treasure
Austrian-born contralto ERNESTINE SCHUMANN-HEINK was an all-American celebrity.
by Peter G. Davis. 
Departments
Recordings
In Review THMB 1116 In Review
Festival reports from Santa Fe and Opera North; Parsifal at Bayreuth; an Adès world premiere in Salzburg; Orange hears La Traviata.
Books
Viewpoint Streep thmb 1116Viewpoint: Accidental Diva
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by F. Paul Driscoll.
Noteworthy Now ElKhoury thmb 1116Noteworthy & Now
Online Exclusive
by Maria Mazzaro.
Sound Bites Mesko thmb 1116Sound Bites: Sarah Mesko
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The rising MEZZO from Hot Springs, Arkansas, arrives at the MET this season.
by Brian Kellow.
Operapedia Tales of Hoffmann thmb 1116Operapedia: Tales of Hoffmann 
Henry Stewart winds up OFFENBACH's last attempt at greatness.
Behind the Scenes Shirer thmb 1116Behind the Scenes: Nashville Opera
Box-office manager Tara Shirer’s skill set includes top-level diplomacy, natural empathy and a genuine passion for the art form.
by Wendy Weisman.
Obituaries ThMB 1116Obituaries
Tenor Johan Botha, sopranos Daniela Dessì and Patrice Munsel.
Coda Graham Thmb 1116Backstory: Susan Graham
by Fred Cohn.

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