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DASHING, DYNAMIC DUO: LUCA PISARONI AND THOMAS HAMPSON SPLIT THE LEADING ROLE IN THE PHOENIX AT HGO

Vol. 83, No. 9

Exclusive Preview:  ENO’s Women of Whitechapel |  Saint-Saëns Channels Feminine Power | Tito's Rome Lives at LA Opera | MN Opera and the Black Sox Scandal | Sound Bites: Joo Won Kang


Features
Duet for 1 THMB 319Duet for 1
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Bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni and baritone Thomas Hampson reflect two ages of librettist Lorenzo da Ponte in The Phoenix at HGO.
By F. Paul Driscoll
Photographs by Anthony Tahlier
When in Rome thmb 219When in Rome
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LA Opera’s new Clemenza di Tito, directed by Thaddeus Strassberger, depicts the dark side of antiquity.
By Steven Jude Tietjen 
Power Unleashed thmb 319Power Unleashed
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Saint-Saëns’s formidable Dalila transcends the cliché of the femme fatale.
By Philip Kennicott
Illustration by Ben Kirchner
Through the Eyes thmb 319Through the Eyes of Women
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Women of Whitechapel, Iain Bell's new opera about the victims of Jack the Ripper, has its world premiere at ENO.
By Richard Fairman
Champagne Touch thmb 319The Champagne Touch
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Bass Günther Groissböck invests all his roles with flexible, varied and expressive singing.
By David J. Baker 
Good Sports THMB 219Good Sports
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A Minnesota Opera world premiere by Joel Puckett brings the infamous Black Sox back to life.
By Joshua Rosenblum 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Opera as Opera cover 319 Books
A veteran critic’s magnum opus offers an unflinching—and unedited—assessment of opera’s current state.
Viewpoint Gift of Music thmb 319Viewpoint: The Gift of Music
By F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy Now thmb 319Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Joo Won Kang thmb 319Sound Bites: Joo Won Kang
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The South Korean baritone has Mozart and Verdi on his schedule this season.
By F. Paul Driscoll
First Look thmb 319First Look: The Coach is Ready
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A rarity by Adolphe Adam returns to the Opéra-Comique.
By F. Paul Driscoll

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