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Table Of Contents: June 2018

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COMPOSER HUANG RUO HONORS AN AMERICAN SOLIDER AT OPERA THEATRE OF SAINT LOUIS

Vol. 82, No. 12

Insider's Look: Rubinstein's Demon at Bard SummerScape | The Vipers and Vixens of Blitzstein's Regina | Our Picks Of the Must-See Events on the U.S. Summer Festival Scene | Will Crutchfield's Nuovo Bel Canto Festival | How Opera Courts Hispanic Audiences | Sound Bites: Geoffrey Agpalo


Features
Travel Notes thmb 618Travel Notes
Our pick of the must-see events on the U.S. summer festival scene.
By Eloise Giegerich
Illustrations by Ben Kirchner
 
Native Son thmb 618The Native Son
Composer Huang Ruo has expanded his opera An American Soldier, the story of Private Danny Chen, for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
By Andrea Louie
Photographs by Ball & Albanese 
Unlimited Engagement thmb 618Unlimited Engagement
U.S. opera companies are creating strategies to involve Hispanic audiences.
By Charles Shafaieh 
Southern Gothic thmb 618Southern Gothic
Regina, Marc Blitzstein’s opera adaptation of The Little Foxes, brings a starry cast to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
By Joe Cadagin
Photographs by Dario Acosta
 
Peak Performance thmb 618Peak Performance
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Berkshire Opera Festival returns music to the mountains.
By David Shengold 
Adventure Nuovo thmb 618Adventure Nuovo
Conductor and musicologist Will Crutchfield starts a new bel canto festival.
By Judith Malafronte 
Eastward Ho thmb 618Eastward Ho!
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Timothy O’Leary departs Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for a new job at Washington National Opera. By F. Paul Driscoll 
Untraditionalistthmb618The Untraditionalist
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Wolf Trap Opera’s Kim Pensinger Witman believes there’s more than one way to build a career.
By Steven Jude Tietjen
Photographs by Eli Meir Kaplan
 
The Devil You Dont Know thmb 618The Devil You Don't Know
Anton Rubinstein’s Demon arrives at Bard SummerScape.
By Jennifer Melick 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Book Cover 618 Books
A new book examines the historical and contemporary intersections of opera and race.
Noteworthy THMB 618Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Viewpoint Jorgenson thmb 618Viewpoint: Musical Chairs
By F. Paul Driscoll
Sound Bites Thmb 618Sound Bites: Geoffrey Agpalo
The tenor breaks out of the chorus this month as Alfredo in Saint Louis.
By Henry Stewart 
Operapedia Curb your Enthusiasm thmb 618Operapedia: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 
Henry Stewart cobbles together the highlights of Wagner’s only lasting comic opera.
Liner Notes Chast thmb 618Liner Notes: Roz Chast
By Louise T. Guinther

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