Table Of Contents: April 2017

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THE 12TH ANNUAL OPERA NEWS AWARDS

Vol. 81, No. 10

Honoring
Robert Carsen | Christine Goerke | Yannick Nézet-Séguin | Matthew Polenzani | Frederica von Stade


Features
ON Awards frontis thmb 517The Opera News Awards
Our editors pay tribute to this year’s five OPERA NEWS AWARD HONOREES. 
On Awards Von Stade thmb 2 417Frederica von Stade
|| Mezzo-Soprano ||
Her unique blend of directness and complexity seems to speak from the soul.
by Louise T. Guinther, photographs by Tai Power Seeff.
ON Awards Polenzani thmb 2 417Matthew Polenzani
|| Tenor ||
His work onstage is the perfect marriage of splendid voice and unfaltering genuineness.
by Maria Mazzaro.
ON Awards Carsen thmb 2 417Robert Carsen
|| Director/Designer ||
His productions break the barrier between the stage and the audience.
by F. Paul Driscoll. 
ON Awards Goerke thmb 2 417Christine Goerke
|| Soprano ||
The dramatic soprano is known for her strength and the rich colors of her voice.
by Henry Stewart.
ON Awards Yannick Nezet-Seguin thmb 2 417Yannick Nézet-Séguin
|| Conductor ||
His high-definition conducting yields performances of unalloyed beauty.
by Adam Wasserman, photographs by Dario Acosta. 
Sentas Choice thmb 417Senta's Choice
Der Fliegende Holländer returns to the Met this month. How has time changed our perspective on the opera’s selfless heroine?
by Philip Kennicott, illustration by Robert Neubecker.
Pursuit of the Rose thmb 417The Pursuit of the Rose
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The Metropolitan Opera fought hard to present the U.S. premiere of Der Rosenkavalier in 1913.
by Jeffery S. McMillan. 
Out Late thmb 417Out Late: Jared Angle
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The New York City Ballet principal dancer sees L’Amour de Loin at the Met.
by F. Paul Driscoll
King of Diamonds thmb 417King of Diamonds
This month, Pittsburgh Opera offers The Summer King, an opera about baseball legend Josh Gibson.
by Allan Kozinn.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Murakami Cover 417 Books
Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa commune over the maestro’s life in music.
Obituaries Roberta Peters thmb 417Obituaries
Roberta Peters, who achieved overnight Met stardom, dies at 86; charismatic French conductor Georges Prêtre; sparkling French soprano Géori Boué dies at 98; Wagnerian bass-baritone Gerd Grochowski dies at 61. 
ON Awards THMB 417 Photos from the 12th Annual Opera News Awards
April 9, 2017 | The Plaza Hotel, NYC
Photographs by Dario Acosta. 
Viewpoint Angle thmb 417Viewpoint: Variety Artist
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by F. Paul Driscoll.
Noteworthy Now thmb 417Noteworthy & Now
by Maria Mazzaro.
Sound Bites Sean Michael Plumb thmb 417Sound Bites: Sean Michael Plumb
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The lyric baritone sings Ariadne’s Harlekin in Munich this month.
by Henry Stewart. 
Operapedia thmb 417Operapedia: Lucia di Lammermoor 
Henry Stewart is simply mad about Donizetti’s bel canto tragedy.
Broadcast Tristan Isolde thmb 417Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Tristan und Isolde 
Online Exclusive
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Liner Notes Ginsburg thmb 417Liner Notes: Ruth Bader Ginsburg
by Louise T. Guinther.

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