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Articles from Vol. 39, No. 1, Spring

Art of Singing: Golden Voices of the Century
BJORLING, CALLAS, CARUSO, CHALIAPIN, Christopff, Corelli, De Los Angeles, De Luca, Di Stefano, Flagstad, Gigli, Martinelli, Melchior, Olivero, Pinza, Ponselle, Price, Schipa, Stevens, Supervia, Sutherland, Tauber, Tebaldi, Tetrazzini, Tibbett, Vickers,...
Baritone James Westman Makes Good on the Promise of a Leading Boy Soprano
THERE SEEMS TO BE NO SHORTAGE OF EXCEPTIONAL baritones in the opera world today. If James Westman's early notices are any indication, be prepared to add him to the list. Consider what happened at the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Gala Concert in...
Comment (on Opera America)
OPERA AMERICA, THE WASHINGton-based organization that works to promote opera and counts more than 40 U.S. and 15 Canadian companies among its members, produces a field report that is as good an annual snapshot as you'll get on the business of opera....
Die Walkure
ELMING, MARC, MUFF, HALE, SCHNAUT, SILJA, cleveland Orchestra, Christoph von Dohnanyi, conductor. London 440 371-2 (4 Cds) **** THIS IS THE SECOND INSTALLMENT IN THE LONdon label's first Ring cycle since the famed Solti-led version that first appeared...
Elisir D'amore
ALAGNA, GHEORGHIU, SCALTRITI, ALAIMO, dan. orchestra and chorus of l'Opera National de Lyon, Evelino Pidu, conductor. London 440 074 203 (2 LVDs/3sides: 124 minutes). **** THIS NEW LONDON RELEASE OF GAETANO Donizetti's effervescent comedy L'Elisir...
Faust
SIMONEAU, ALARIE, REHFUSS, BERTON, BICOS, leal, weber, chorus of the Vienna Opera, Orchestra of the Vienna Festival, Gianfranco Rivoli, conductor. VAI Audio 1143-3. **** HERE'S A GEM FROM VAI AUDIO THAT'S WORTH considering whether you're a Faust...
Festivals & Summer Stock: ... Our Annual Review of Canada, the U.S. and Europe Shows There's a Program to Suit Every Taste and Mood
ALTAMIRA NO-LOAD OPERA CONCERTS, Molson Stage, 235 Queen's Quay W., Toronto, ON. Details T.B.A. For information, please contact the Canadian Opera Company at (416) 363-6671. BANFF ARTS FESTIVAL, Box 1020, Theatre Complex, Banff, AB T0L 0C0. (800)...
Great Canadian Musical Figures: Georgina Stirling 1867-1935
DRIVING ALONG THE NARROW, TWISTED STREETS OF Twillingate, a scenic fishing village on New-foundland's north-east shore, you are far more likely to hear a reel from a rusty button accordion than a chorus by Verdi or Wagner. Despite its isolation, however,...
More Than a Lark: Behind Joanne Kolomyjec's Good-Humored Approach to Her Work on the Stage There's a Passionate and Serious Commitment to the Singer's Art
"I'm the farthest thing from a typical diva that you could find,"Joanne Kolomyjec declares as she unwinds after a strenuous fall session of concert and opera appearances, galas and recording sessions. A firm believer in honesty and hard work, the popular...
Oberto, Conte Di San Bonifacio
GULEGHINA, URMANA, NEILL, RAMEY; ACADEMY of St. Martin in the Fields & London Voices, Sir Neville Marriner, conductor. Philips 454 472-2 (2 CDs). *** OBERTO, CONTE DI SAN BONIfacio was VERDI'S first opera, and one that he tried to sweep under...
With One Voice: There's Nothing to Building an Opera Chorus, Right?
Good choral singing has the capacity to move an audience in a unique way. Yet the chorus is often underappreciated in the eyes of the star-conscious public. Ask any opera-goer about the most memorable moment in a performance and you're likely to get...
World Report: Reviews of Opera from around the World: Canada
CALGARY PACKED WITH VOCAL THRILLS AND THEATRICAL chills, Puccini's Tosca opened the current Calgary Opera season, playing to full houses that clearly enjoyed the production's heart-on-the-sleeve style. Staged conventionally but by no means unimaginatively...
World Report: Reviews of Opera from around the World: International
AUSTRIA VIENNA DONIZETTI AT THE VIENNA STAATSOPER IS synonymous with the appearance of Edita Gruberova. Who else could master the title role in Linda of Chamounix better than she? Indeed, her performance was superb all round. The rest of the...
World Report: Reviews of Opera from around the World: United Kingdom
LEEDS MARTINU'S SURREALIST OPERA JULIETTA, FIRST produced in Prague in 1938, was cleverly staged for Opera North by David Pountney, who also made the fluent English translation, and designed by Stefanos Lazaridis (sets) and Marie-Jeanne Lucca (costumes)....
World Report: Reviews of Opera from around the World: United States
BALTIMORE ALTHOUGH WELL-CONDUCTED BY CHRISTIAN Badea and generally well-sung by most of the cast, the season-opening Falstaff at Baltimore Opera was otherwise unremarkable. Now in the twilight of a distinguished career, Sherrill Milnes was not temperamentally...
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