Table Of Contents: May 2017

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THE VISIONARY CECILIA BARTOLI: HER SUCCESS AT SALZBURG'S WHITSUN FESTIVAL

Vol. 81, No. 11

Classical Carnival: BBC Proms | Italy's Recovery Plan for Opera | Baroque Specialist: Paul Agnew | Stéphanie D’Oustrac: In the French Style | Sound Bites: Kathryn Lewek


Features
Hail Bright Cecilia thmb 517Hail, Bright Cecilia!
Mezzo CECILIA BARTOLI, long one of opera’s biggest vocal stars, shines in a new sphere as artistic director of Salzburg’s Whitsun Festival.
by A. J. Goldmann. 
Breaking Bad thmb 517Breaking Bad
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ITALY’S opera companies have been living on the financial edge. Will recent regulations pull them back from the brink or push them over the precipice?
by Silvia Luraghi. Illustrations by Robert Neubecker. 
In the French Style thmb 517In the French Style
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For STÉPHANIE D’OUSTRAC, who sings Carmen at Aix-en-Provence this summer, communication is key.
by Stephen J. Mudge. 
Rule Britannia thmb 417Rule Britannia!
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A longtime devotee of the BBC PROMS reflects on the classical festival’s popular appeal.
by Richard Fairman.
Heir Apparent thmb 517Heir Apparent
As both tenor and conductor, PAUL AGNEW carries the Baroque banner for Les Arts Florissants.
by Jennifer Melick. 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Puccini and His World lg 517 Books
A collection of essays shines new light onto Puccini’s life and works.
Noteworthy Thmb 517Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro and Eloise Giegerich.
Viewpoint Bartoli thmb 517Viewpoint: The Virtuoso
by F. Paul Driscoll.
Sound Bites Kathryn Lewek thmb 517Sound Bites: Kathryn Lewek
The rising soprano shows off her sparkling high notes as Salzburg’s Ginevra next month.
by Louise T. Guinther.
Operapedia Figaro thmb 517Operapedia: The Marriage of Figaro 
Henry Stewart discovers the class warfare in Mozart’s glorious comedy.
Broadcast Rosenavalier thmb 517Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission: Der Rosenkavalier 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12:25 P.M. (ET) (HD) 12:30 P.M. (ET) (Radio)
Broadcasts Cyrano thmb 517Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Cyrano de Bergerac 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, May 5, 2017, 12:30 P.M. (ET)
Obituaries Gedda thmb 517Obituaries
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The elegant, versatile tenor Nicolai Gedda; nonpareil basso profundo Kurt Moll.
Behind the Scenes thmb 517Behind the Scenes: Central City Opera
Director of historic properties Jim Johnson preserves the past.
by Fred Cohn. 

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