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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
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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
Ode to Joy thmb 1218Ode to Joy
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Swedish soprano Miah Persson loves her job.
By Louise T. Guinther 
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.
Viewpoint thmb 1218Viewpoint: Alternative Music
By F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy Stagg thmb 1218Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Aryeh Cohen thmb 1218Sound Bites: Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen
The Brooklyn-born countertenor is making a mark in Baroque and contemporary music.
By Henry Stewart 
Operapedia Handel thmb 1218Operapedia: Messiah 
Henry Stewart tries to get a handle on the season’s most popular work of vocal music.
Obituaries Borkh thmb 1218Obituaries
Soprano Inge Borkh, Michigan Opera Theatre founder and composer David DiChiera, stage director Tito Capobianco, Metropolitan Opera mainstay Alfred Hubay.
Broadcast Traviata thmb 1218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission: La Traviata 
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Saturday, December 15, 2018 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast Fanciulla thmb 1218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: La Fanciulla del West 
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Saturday, December 22, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Mefistofele thmb 1218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Mefistofele 
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Saturday, December 1, 2018 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast Schicchi thmb 1218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Il Trittico 
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Saturday, December 8, 2018 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Broadcast Magic Flute thmb 2 1218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: The Magic Flute 
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Saturday, December 29, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Liner Notes Tyler Angle thmb 1218Liner Notes: Tyler Angle
By Louise T. Guinther

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