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Table Of Contents: June 2019

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Vol. 83, No. 11

The Premiere of Blue at Glimmerglass | Les Choregies D'Orange at 150 | 27 U.S. Summer Festival Destinations | Nationalism in Opera | Tenor Aaron Blake | Sound Bites: Bogdan Volkov

Bringing it Home thmb 619Bringing It Home
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High-flying American soprano Lisette Oropesa, who makes her La Scala debut this month, returns to the Met next season in diva roles.
By Oussama Zahr
Photographs by Jason Bell
Blue thmb 619Portrait in Blue
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Glimmerglass confronts racial injustice head-on in a new opera by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson.
By Daniel J. Kushner 
National Anthems thmb 619National Anthems
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Nationalism in opera, once a liberating force for composers, has evolved in a modern global world.
By Allan Kozinn
Illustrations by Robert Neubecker
Opened Book thmb 619An Opened Book
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Tenor Aaron Blake discovered new parts of himself in Fellow Travelers. Now he brings them to Tamino at Mostly Mozart.
By Henry Stewart
Photographs by Dario Acosta
Rhapsody thmb 619Rhapsody in Orange
France’s Chorégies d’Orange celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.
By Sylvia L’Écuyer 
Communal Effects thmb 619Communal Effects
A roundup of this year’s best U.S. Summer festivals.
By Eloise Giegerich 
Dynamic Mix thmb 619Dynamic Mix
Chautauqua Opera’s eclectic programming makes it a destination for music-lovers.
By David Shengold 
In Review
Books Waiting for Verdi lg 619 Books
A new book supports an increasingly nuanced consideration of Verdi’s effect on Italian unification.
Viewpoint thmb 619Viewpoint: Growth Opportunities
By F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy thmb 619Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites thmb 619Sound Bites: Bogdan Volkov
A Russian tenor makes his debut this month at the Monnaie.
By F. Paul Driscoll
Operapedia Summer thmb 619Operapedia: Opera & Summer
Henry Stewart discovers the wonders of warm-weather music.
Obituaries Previn thmb 619Obituaries
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André Previn was a composer, conductor, pianist and author of extraordinary gifts; incisive singing actor Ekkehard Wlaschiha; choral conductor Joseph Flummerfelt; Joseph Gielen, a fierce advocate for contemporary music.
First Look thmb 619First Look: Body of Resonance
Ricky Ian Gordon’s new opera, Ellen West, is a co-commission and co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and Opera Saratoga.
By F. Paul Driscoll

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