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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. 
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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. 
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For STÉPHANIE D’OUSTRAC, who sings Carmen at Aix-en-Provence this summer, communication is key.
by Stephen J. Mudge. 
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A longtime devotee of the BBC PROMS reflects on the classical festival’s popular appeal.
by Richard Fairman.
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As both tenor and conductor, PAUL AGNEW carries the Baroque banner for Les Arts Florissants.
by Jennifer Melick. 

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