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JAMES CONLON: THE MAESTRO AND CALIFORNIA DREAMING AT LA OPERA

Vol. 84, No. 1

Semyon Bychkov Breathes Emotions Into Music | Speranza Scappucci's Striking Success | Exclusive Look: Live From the ON Awards Gala | Roberto Kalb Takes the Podium at OTSL | James Gaffigan Leads Fanciulla in Munich | Sound Bites: Daniela Candillari | Liner Notes: Ron Howard


Features
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James Conlon, who makes his Salzburg debut this summer, is thriving in Los Angeles.
By Adam Wasserman
Photographs by Coral von Zumwalt
 
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Roman conductor Speranza Scappucci is one of classical music’s brightest stars.
By Judith Kurnick
Photographs by Ball & Albanese
 
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Maestro Semyon Bychkov conducts with well-prepared spontaneity.
By F. Paul Driscoll 
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Conductor Roberto Kalb engages with text as well as music.
By Fred Cohn
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Cornelius Meister made a stylish Met debut leading Don Giovanni.
By David Patrick Stearns 
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In-demand maestro James Gaffigan believes that emotional empathy with the singers is what makes a great conductor. This month he leads Fanciulla this month in Munich.
By Joshua Rosenblum 
Departments
Recordings
In Review
Books Debussy lg 719 Books
A nuanced yet ardent biography of Debussy proves immensely enjoyable.
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Beloved British soprano Heather Harper; Jo Sullivan Loesser, who created the role of Rosabella in Frank Loesser’s Most Happy Fella; Verena Wagner Lafferentz, Richard Wagner's last surviving grandchild.
Viewpoint Bychkov thmb 719Viewpoint: From Russia With Love
By F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy thmb 719Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Daniela Candillari thmb 719Sound Bites: Daniela Candillari
An up-and-coming conductor finds equal inspiration in tradition and novelty.
By Louise T. Guinther

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