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Opera News | The magazine that opera lovers love to read.

January 2017 | Vol. 81, No. 7

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Cover Story

All Natural

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, who sings Ježibaba in the Met’s new Rusalka next month, brings unaffected
grace to all her music.


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Photographs by Fay Fox



Feature

Hot Tickets

Here are our recommendations for the must-see events playing on the stages of European opera houses in 2017.


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Video

Take 5: Speranza Scappucci

Conductor Speranza Scappucci, who this month makes her Rome Opera debut, answers five questions about her life and
career.





Sound Bites

Kamala Sankaram

The composer/performer continues to defy categorization with her new virtual-reality opera, The Parksville
Murders
.


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Feature

His Dark Materials

David Lang’s compositions embrace unconventional subjects and are engineered for maximum impact.


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Experience the future of opera with the New Opera Showcase

Join us for an unforgettable evening featuring orchestral readings of excerpts from five new operas at historic Town Hall in the heart of Times Square.



Feature

Lyric Tradition

All eyes are on soprano Eleonora Buratto, who sings Micaela in Chicago this season.


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Feature

Cultural Diplomacy

Polymath composer Mohammed Fairouz has a new work opening this month at Washington National Opera.


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Photographs by Kevin Thomas Garcia


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