Table Of Contents: September 2017

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AILYN PÉREZ: FUTURE PERFECT

Vol. 82, No. 3

The NEA: Endangered Species? | Listening to Philip Glass | Everyman: John Neumeier in Chicago and L.A. | The 12 Hottest Opera Tickets of the Year | Kentucky Opera's Ian Derrer | Innovation in Place: On Site Opera | Sound Bites: Daniele Rustioni


Features
Hot Tickets THmb 917Hot Tickets: Step Right Up
The 2017–18 opera season is a carnival of must-see attractions throughout the United States.
Illustration by Ben Kirchner 
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Pure Magic THMB 917Pure Magic
Soprano Ailyn Pérez casts her spell at the Met this autumn as Thaïs.
By Scott Barnes
Photographs by Dario Acosta
 
Sideswiped Trump Opera Thmb 917Sideswiped
Funding for the NEA is imperiled—again. How will this affect the arts community?
By Fred Cohn
Illustration by Robert Neubecker
Return of the Native thmb 917The Return of the Native
John Neumeier directs, choreographs and designs Orphée et Eurydice in Chicago and L.A.
By David Patrick Stearns 
Glass Menagerie thmb 917The Glass Menagerie
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Philip Glass’s eightieth birthday sparks an assessment of his operas.
By William R. Braun 
Innovation in Place thmb 917Innovation in Place
On Site Opera creates opera in unexpected settings.
By Joanne Sydney Lessner
Creative Force Derrer thmb 917Creative Force
General director Ian Derrer makes his mark on Kentucky Opera.
By F. Paul Driscoll 
Year in Opera thmb 917The Year in Opera
A calendar of what’s on for 2017–18 in the world’s opera houses.
By Maria Mazzaro 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Politics of Opera 917 Books
The intersection of opera and state emerges faintly in a meandering new volume; a new Maria Callas photo volume.
Viewpoint Bernstein thmb 917Viewpoint: Centennial Season
by F. Paul Driscoll
Obituaries
Musicologist Philip Gossett, who created critical editions of the works of Verdi and Rossini.
Noteworhty THMB 917Noteworthy & Now
by Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Rustioni thmb 917Sound Bites: Daniele Rustioni 
The conductor takes the reins this season at Opéra National de Lyon, conducting Britten and Verdi.
By Maria Mazzaro
Operapedia Mascagni thmb 917Operapedia: Cavalleria Rusticana 
Henry Stewart defends the honor of Pietro Mascagni’s game-changing tragedy.
Behind the Scenes Solomon thmb 917Behind the Scenes: Washington National Opera
Kennedy Center’s senior press representative Michael Solomon has a capital time at work.
by Fred Cohn. 

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