Table Of Contents: October 2017

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COMPOSER THOMAS ADÈS CONDUCTS THE MET PREMIERE OF THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL 

Vol. 82, No. 4

John Adams & Peter Sellars's The Girls of the Golden West | A Tale of Two Cities: Dresden and Leipzig | Conductor Christopher Allen | Jaap van Zweden's Hong Kong Ring | Iestyn Davies Sings at the Met and on Broadway | Sound Bites: Megan Mikailovna Samarin | Liner Notes: André Bishop


Features
Maestro Modern Christopher Allen thmb 1017Maestro Modern
Conductor Christopher Allen’s schedule this season includes operas by Donizetti, Verdi and Jennifer Higdon.
by F. Paul Driscoll 
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Further Dimension thmb 1017Further Dimension
This month, composer Thomas Adès conducts the Met premiere of his new opera, The Exterminating Angel.
By William R. Braun
Photographs by Ball & Albanese
 
California Sound thmb 1017California Sound
John Adams and Peter Sellars create The Girls of the Golden West, a new work about the Gold Rush, for San Francisco Opera.
By Joe Cadagin
Illustration by Ben Kirchner
 
Tale of Two Cities thmb 1017A Tale of Two Cities
Dresden and Leipzig are the glorious cultural capitals of Saxony.
By Mario R. Mercado 
Hong Kong on the Rhine thmb 1017Hong Kong on the Rhine
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Jaap Van Zweden leads a new Ring Cycle for Naxos.
by Fred Cohn 
Counter Intuitive thmb 1017Counter Intuitive
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Iestyn Davies sings at the Met and on Broadway this season.
by David Patrick Stearns 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books The Art of Conducting lg 1017 Books
John Mauceri takes an anecdotal look at the craft of pacing a performance and a career.
Broadcast Don Giovanni thmb 1016The Met: Live in HD & Saturday Matinée Radio Broadcasts
Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts and Live in HD Transmissions for the 2017-18 Season
Viewpoint Barbara Cook thmb 1017Viewpoint: Dear Friend
by F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy Now thmb 1017Noteworthy & Now
by Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Megan Mikailovna Samarin thmb 1017Sound Bites: Megan Mikailovna Samarin
The mezzo sings Handel and Ricky Ian Gordon at HGO this season.
by F. Paul Driscoll 
Operapedia Eugene Onegin thmb 1017Operapedia: Eugene Onegin 
Henry Stewart pours his heart out to Tchaikovsky’s greatest opera.
Broadcast Die Zauberlföte thmb 1017Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Transmission: Die Zauberflöte 
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Saturday, October 14, 2017, 12:55 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Metropolitan Opera HD Norma thmb 1017Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Transmission: Norma 
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Saturday, October 7, 2017, 12:55 P.M. (ET)
Liner Notes thmb 1017Liner Notes: André Bishop
by Louise T. Guinther

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