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Table Of Contents: February 2018

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Vol. 82, No. 8

Exclusive Interview: Dramatic Soprano Evelyn Herlitzius | Wagner's Crusade Against Meyerbeer | A Special Tribute to Dmitri Hvorostovsky | Sound Bites: Abigail Levis | Florida Grand Opera's Susan Danis | Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt

Dima Beloved thmb 218Dima, Beloved
Dmitri Hvorostovsky had a singularly powerful connection to his audiences.
By Jennifer Melick 
Cool Northern Light thmb 218Cool Northern Light
The incomparable Peter Mattei returns to the Met as Amfortas.
By Henry Stewart
Photographs by Dario Acosta
Barred Genius thmb 218Barred Genius
Tolerance was the central value of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s life and work. Why are his powerful, timely operas rarely revived?
By Philip Kennicott
Illustration by Nigel Buchanan 
Original Instrument thmb 218Original Instrument
Tenor Klaus Florian Vogt brings his unconventional sound to the Met’s Parsifal.
By David Patrick Stearns 
Becoming Kundry thmb 218Becoming Kundry
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Dramatic soprano Evelyn Herlitzius sings at the Met and San Francisco Opera in her U.S. debut season.
By A. J. Goldmann 
Global Audience thmb 218Global Audience
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Maestro Emmanuel Villaume is at home in Dallas, Prague and New York.
By David J. Baker 
Winning Strategy thmb 218Winning Strategy
General director Susan Danis’s hands-on approach is leading Florida Grand Opera into a new era.
By Fred Cohn 
In Review
Viewpoint Remembered Magic thmn 218Viewpoint: Remembered Magic
By F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy Schlager thmb 218Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Levis thmb 218Sound Bites: Abigail Levis
A mezzo from Maine sings Heggie and Bernstein in San Francisco.
By F. Paul Driscoll 
Operapedia Verdi thmb 218Operapedia: Aida 
Henry Stewart digs up what makes Verdi’s Egyptian tragedy so appealing.
Broadcast Trovatore thmb 218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Il Trovatore 
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Saturday, February 3, 2018, 1:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Boheme thmb 218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission: La Bohème 
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Saturday, February 24, 2018, 12:30 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Elisir thmb 218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast and Live in HD Transmission: L'Elisir d'Amore 
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Saturday, February 10, 2018, 12:00 P.M. (ET)
Broadcast Parsifal thmb 218Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast: Parsifal 
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Saturday, February 17, 2018, 11:30 A.M. (ET)
Obituaries Frank Corsaro thmb 218Obituaries
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Director Frank Corsaro, who shaped the dramatic gifts of great American singers; designer Paul Brown; tenor Louis Roney.
Liner Notes Mo Rocca thmb 218Liner Notes: Mo Rocca
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By Louise T. Guinther

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