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Table Of Contents: December 2018

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PIOTR BECZAŁA: WORLD CLASS TENOR STYLE

Vol. 83, No. 6

Director Michael Mayer's New Traviata | Caballé's Everlasting Magic | Diva Vehicle: Adriana Lecouvreur | Covent Garden's Change of Guard | Soprano Miah Persson


Features
Dramatic Territory thmb 1218Dramatic Territory
Star tenor Piotr Beczała, Maurizio in the Met’s new Adriana Lecouvreur, is moving into new repertory.
By Fred Cohn
Photographs by Pete Thompson 
Singular Magic thmb 1218Singular Magic
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Montserrat Caballé, La Superba, captivated everyone.
By Peter G. Davis
Striking Points Thmb 1218Striking Points
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Adriana Lecouvreur, which returns to the Met on New Year’s Eve, sparks passionate reactions from singers, audiences—and critics.
By David J. Baker
Illustration by Nigel Buchanan
Double Play Mayer thmb 1118Double Play
This month’s opening of La Traviata is director Michael Mayer’s second new Met production of the season.
By Doug Strassler 
Changing the Guard Oliver Mears Thmb 1218Changing the Guard
Oliver Mears is the new director of opera at Covent Garden.
By Richard Fairman
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books My Life in Song Cover 1218 Books
The memoirs of Czech soprano Jarmila Novotná recount a remarkable life in the service of art and homeland.
Noteworthy Stagg thmb 1218Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich

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