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Table Of Contents: December 2016

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Vol. 81, No. 6

• Inside Teatro Colón
• Soprano Pretty Yende
• Oh, Susanna! Conductor Mälkki Debuts at the Met
• Baritone Christian Gerhaher
• Bryan Hymel in New Orleans
• Sound Bites: Jakub Józef Orliński
• Operapedia: La Traviata 

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Italian tenor VITTORIO GRIGOLO sings French repertoire with striking panache. This month, he takes on Roméo in the Met’s new staging of Gounod’s opera.
by Jennifer Melick. Photographs by Ball & Albanese. 
Open House thmb 1216Open House
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One of the world’s great theaters, Argentina’s TEATRO COLÓN, is regaining some of its former luster.
by Mario R. Mercado. 
360 Degrees thmb 1216360 Degrees
SUSANNA MÄLKKI, who makes her Met debut this month conducting L’Amour de Loin, thrives on her job’s myriad responsibilities.
by Jessica Duchen. 
Road Show Bryan Hymel thmb 1216Road Show: Bryan Hymel in New Orleans
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A native son picks the best of the best in THE BIG EASY.
by Mario R. Mercado. 
Born to Sing thmb 1216Born to Sing
South African soprano PRETTY YENDE has achieved international celebrity.
by John Allison. 
Stage to Screen thmb 1216From Stage to Screen
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An inside look at the development of BREAKING THE WAVES, which has its New York premiere next month at the Prototype Festival.
by Royce Vavrek. 
Room For Interpretation thmb 1216Room for Interpretation
Is baritone CHRISTIAN GERHAHER the world’s best lieder singer?
by Adam Wasserman. 
Recordings Left Hander Cover 1216 Recordings
A clownish figure is unexpectedly moving in this borderline absurdist opera from the Mariinsky.
In Review
Books Stalin Music Prize Cover 1216 Books
Marina Frolova-Walker details the impossibility of operatic innovation in the Soviet era.
Viewpoint thmb 1216Viewpoint: Anniversary Celebration
by F. Paul Driscoll.
Noteworthy thmb 1216Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro.
Sound Bites Jakub Jozef Orlinski thmb 1216Sound Bites: Jakub Józef Orliński
The Polish countertenor sings Handel this month in Houston and New York.
by Maria Mazzaro. 
Operapedia Traviata thmb 1216Operapedia: La Traviata 
Henry Stewart finds all the high notes in Verdi’s iconic tragedy.
Behind the Scenes thmb 1216Behind the Scenes: Hawaii Opera Theatre
Mezzo Blythe Kelsey makes music with a new generation as HOT’s education coordinator.
by Fred Cohn. 
Broadcast Amour de Loin thmb 1216Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission: L'Amour de Loin 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:55 P.M. (ET) (HD) 1:00 P.M. (ET) (Radio)
Broadcasts Manon thmb 1216Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Manon Lescaut 
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Saturday, December 3, 2016, 12:30 P.M. (ET)
Obituaries Marriner thmb 1216Obituaries
Conductor Neville Marriner dies at ninety-two.
Coda THMB 1216Backstory: Joyce DiDonato
by Fred Cohn. 

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