Table Of Contents: June 2017

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BARITONE QUINN KELSEY: READY FOR ACTION AS RIGOLETTO IN SAN FRANCISCO

Vol. 81, No. 12

NY Philharmonic's Alan Gilbert Leads Das Rheingold | Soprano Leah Crocetto | The Berkshires: A Spectacular Setting for Cultural Offerings | True Believer: Soloman Howard | Liner Notes: Tyne Daly


Features
Patience Rewarded thmb 617Patience Rewarded
Quinn Kelsey waited to sing the great Verdi baritone roles until the time was right. This month, he’s San Francisco Opera’s Rigoletto.
By F. Paul Driscoll | Photographs by Dario Acosta 
Hills Are Alive thmb 617The Hills Are Alive
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The Berkshires make a spectacular setting for a variety of cultural offerings all summer long.
By Mario R. Mercado 
Safe Haven thmb 617Safe Haven
The U.S. premiere of Donizetti’s Assedio di Calais at Glimmerglass fits the festival’s “home and homeland” theme.
By Matthew Sigman | Illustration by Nigel Buchanan 
True Believer thmb 617True Believer
Bass Soloman Howard’s success is built on a foundation of faith that has seen him through some unusual challenges.
By Louise T. Guinther | Photographs by Dario Acosta 
American Identity thmb 617American Identity
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Tenor Nicholas Phan, who sings Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with San Francisco Symphony this month, thrives on exploring an eclectic repertoire.
by Judith Malafronte 
Higher Power thmb 617Higher Power
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Soprano Leah Crocetto views singing as a gift she is called to share.
By Fred Cohn 
Redefining the Gold Standard thmb 617Redefining the Gold Standard
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As he winds down his New York Philharmonic tenure with Das Rheingold, Alan Gilbert looks forward to new beginnings.
By Henry Stewart 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books
Obituaries Philip Creech thmb 617Obituaries
Metropolitan Opera Guild chairman emeritus Thomas J. Hubbard; soprano Roberta Knie; tenor Philip Creech.
Viewpoint THMB 617Viewpoint: As Thousands Cheer
by F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy thmb 617Noteworthy & Now
by F. Paul Driscoll
Sound Bites Hoffman thmb 617Sound Bites: Theo Hoffman
A native New Yorker returns to Missouri. 
by F. Paul Driscoll 
Liner Notes thmb 617Behind the Scenes: Liner Notes
by Louise T. Guinther
Summer Holiday thmb 617Summer Holiday
OPERA NEWS's spotlights the best of the U.S. Festival scene.
by Maria Mazzaro. 

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