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Table Of Contents: May 2018

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Vol. 82, No. 11

Romanian Soprano Anita Hartig | Maria Callas in Motion | A Zeffirelli Museum Opens in Florence | Sound Bites: Frederick Ballentine | Our International Festival Picks | Baritone Christopher Purves at Glyndebourne

Profound Gesture thmb 518Profound Gesture
The way Maria Callas moved—or didn’t—was part of her magic.
By Alastair Macaulay 
Staying Power Jovanovich thmb 518Staying Power
Brandon Jovanovich is at the top of his game. This summer, he sings Siegmund at San Francisco Opera and Queen of Spades in Salzburg.
By Fred Cohn
Photographs by Anthony Tahlier 
Flirting with Rapture thmb 518Flirting With Rapture
Anita Hartig sings Mimì, one of her signature roles, this month in Rome.
By Henry Stewart 
Summer Fests thmb 518Summer Fests
Our pick of the must-see events on the international festival scene.
By Eloise Giegerich 
Wonder Woman thmb 518Wonder Woman
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Soprano Joélle Harvey is Glyndebourne’s new Cleopatra.
By Joanne Sydney Lessner 
Thoroughly Modern Gilfry thmb 518Thoroughly Modern Gilfry
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Rod Gilfry has become the go-to baritone for new works. This month, he revisits Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing in L.A.
By Henry Stewart 
A Taste for the Spectacular thmb 518A Taste for the Spectacular
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A new Florence museum is devoted to the work of Franco Zeffirelli.
By Stephen Hastings 
King of Pain thmb 518King of Pain
Baritone Christoper Purves sings Golaud in Glyndebourne’s new Pelléas.
By Adam Wasserman 
In Review
Books Being Wagner lg 518 Books
Simon Callow spins a damn fine yarn from the life, mania and music of Wagner.
Noteworthy MacKinnon thmb 518Noteworthy & Now     
By Eloise Giegerich
Viewpoint thmb 518Viewpoint: Forever Birgit
By F. Paul Driscoll
Sound Bites Ballentine thmb 518Sound Bites: Frederick Ballentine
A native Virginian sings Bernstein at WNO and Wagner in Cincinnati.
By F. Paul Driscoll 
Operapedia Chenier thmb 518Operapedia: Andrea Chénier 
Henry Stewart loses his head for Giordano’s verismo masterpiece.
Obituaries Rattray thmb 518Obituaries
Met assistant general manager Robert Rattray; Spanish conductor Jesús López Cobos.
Broadcast Romeo lg 518Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Roméo et Juliette 
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Saturday, May 5, 2018, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
First Look thmb 518First Look: Intimate Atmosphere
Director Stefan Herheim makes his Glyndebourne debut next month with Pelléas et Mélisande.
By F. Paul Driscoll 

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