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Table Of Contents: January 2018

January 2018 Cover 118


Vol. 82, No. 7

Leonard Bernstein & Opera: His Way | Exclusive Interview: Vienna State Opera's Dominique Meyer | Utah Opera Harpoons a Hit | Sound Bites: Jack Swanson

Gypsy Fire thmb 118Gypsy Fire
Georgian mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili returns to the Met this month as Azucena.
By Jennifer Melick
Portraits by FE Pinheiro
His Way thmb 118His Way
Leonard Bernstein didn’t apply his protean talents to opera very often—but he made magic when he did.
By William R. Braun 
Giving Voice thmb 118Giving Voice
Jonathan Palant brings his city’s homeless women and men to music.
By Alexandra Svokos 
Best of Times thmb 118Best of Times
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Dominique Meyer looks back at his years in Vienna.
By A. J. Goldmann 
Minor Scale thmb 118Minor Scale
A new, smaller production of Jake Heggie’s Moby-Dick arrives at Utah Opera.
By Matthew Sigman 
In Review
Books Messiah Keates lg 118 Books
A pithy volume serves up helpings of historical context, meaning and performance practice behind Handel’s masterwork.
Viewpoint La Selva thmb 118Viewpoint: Following the Music
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By F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy thmb 118Noteworthy & Now
by Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Jack Swanson thmb 118Sound Bites: Jack Swanson
A Minnesota tenor starts off the New Year with his LA Opera debut.
by F. Paul Driscoll 
Operapedia Elisir Caruso lg 218Operapedia: L’Elisir d’Amore 
Henry Stewart falls for Donizetti’s love-drunk comedy. Or is that just the wine talking?
Broadcast Hansel thmb 118Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Hansel and Gretel 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, January 6, 2018, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Pagliacci thmb 118Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Tosca thmb 217Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission: Tosca 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Thais thmb 217Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Thaïs 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Behind the Scenes Montgomery thmb 118Behind the Scenes: The Metropolitan Opera
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Judith Montgomery, the Met’s manager of artist relations, makes sure that the company’s singers are happy.
By Louise T. Guinther 

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