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Table Of Contents: June 2016

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Vol. 80, No. 12

• Why is There a Baritone Explosion
• Glimmerglass Brings Macbeth to Attica
Shalimar the Clown in St. Louis
Fellow Travelers at Cincinnati Opera
• Sound Bites: Gregory Spears
• Danish Modern: Versatile Bass-Baritone Johan Reuter 
• Brian Mulligan: Singing on the Edge
• Road Show: David Pittsinger in Portland
• U.S. Summer Festivals

Contemporary Classic thmb 616Contemporary Classic
DANIEL OKULITCH has forged a reputation as a top Mozartean and a potent interpreter of modern operas. This summer, he returns to Santa Fe Opera for the title role in Don Giovanni.
by Oussama Zahr. 
Baritone Explosion thmb 616The Baritone Explosion
At the moment, the number of young LYRIC BARITONES amounts to an embarrassment of riches. Just how did the current surplus come about? 
by Brian Kellow. 
Danish Modern thmb 616Danish Modern
Bass-baritone JOHAN REUTER, who sings everything from Wagner to Harrison Birtwistle, is one of opera’s best singing actors.
by F. Paul Driscoll. 
Drama with a Purpose thmb 616Drama With a Purpose
Jack Perla and Rajiv Joseph’s new work for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, SHALIMAR THE CLOWN, based on Salman Rushdie’s novel, aims for the power of grand opera and the impact of contemporary relevance.
by Philip Kennicott • illustration by Nigel Buchanan. 
Lunatic Niche thmb 616Lunatic Niche
BRIAN MULLIGAN specializes in playing characters on the edge. This summer, he is John Proctor in Francesca Zambello’s staging of Robert Ward’s opera The Crucible at the Glimmerglass Festival.
by William R. Braun. 
Heat Zone thmb 616Heat Zone in the Cold War
FELLOW TRAVELERS, based on the acclaimed novel by Thomas Mallon, has its world premiere this month at Cincinnati Opera. The author ponders the story’s "operatic" dimension.
by Thomas Mallon • illustration by Robert Neubecker. 
Road Show Pittsinger thmb 6Road Show: David Pittsinger in Portland
The American bass-baritone loves to sing in OREGON'S MOST FAMOUS CITY.
by Eric Myers. 
Macbeth Attica thmb 616Macbeth in Attica
The Glimmerglass Festival brings music behind bars.
by Alan Prendergast • illustration by Nigel Buchanan. 
Summer Holiday thmb 616Summer Holiday
A calendar of must-see summer events in the U.S.
by Maria Mazzaro. 
In Review
Books Sills lg 616 Books
A Fan's Notes: Nancy Guy searches for clues to Beverly Sills’s greatness among the American soprano’s devotees.
Viewpoint Tibbet thmb 616Viewpoint: The Voice of America
by F. Paul Driscoll.
Noteworthy Coppola thmb 616Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro.
On the Beat thmb 616On the Beat: Sarasota Sempreverdi
TODD THOMAS wraps up Sarasota Opera’s monumental VERDI CYCLE with La Battaglia di Legnano.
by Brian Kellow. 
Sound Bites Spears thmb 616Sound Bites: Gregory Spears
The composer’s new opera, FELLOW TRAVELERS, bows this month at Cincinnati Opera.
by F. Paul Driscoll. 
Operapedia Britten thmb 716Operapedia: Billy Budd 
A primer on Britten’s symphonic drama of mutiny and murder.  by Henry Stewart. 
Style thmb 616Style: Queen of Spades
by Maria Mazzaro.
Behind the Scenes thmb 616Behind the Scenes: Opera Theater of Saint Louis
ANN and ELLEN FUSZ are the company’s Central Casting for supernumeraries.
by Fred Cohn. 
Obituaries Baldwin thmb 616Obituaries
Online Exclusive
Mezzo Marcia Baldwin, Met stalwart who witnessed company's move to Lincoln Center, dies at 79.
Coda Conlon thmb 616Backstory: James Conlon
by Fred Cohn. 

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