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Opera & Musical Theater


Austria
Berg and Strauss at Glyndebourne: Vienna Dark and Light  (Oct 1996)
Sacher Torte Set to Music  (Apr 1991)
Vienna State Opera's New Directors Practice Caution  (Feb 1987)
Salzburg Premieres Penderecki's Die Schwarze Maske  (Nov 1986)
Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier: Highlight of Met Season  (Mar 1986)

France
Tenors of Our Time  (Aug 1996)
Opera on a Shoestring  (Mar 1991)
Delius Rediscovered by Europeans: Two Creative Operatic Revivals  (Jun 1988)
Victor Hugo Goes Broadway  (Mar 1987)

Germany
Orpheus as Elvis  (May 1991)
Moses und Aron, Astounding  (Feb 1991)
Hard-Driving Judith  (Nov 1990)
Blood, Thunder, and Elektra  (Jul 1990)
Wagner's Flying Dutchman: The Dutchman Flies High  (Jun 1990)
Wagner's Ring: What Has Happened?  (Jul 1987)

Italy
Nurturing Opera in Rural Italy  (May 2009)
Tenors of Our Time  (Aug 1996)
Verdi Complete: La Selva's Seven-Year Epic  (Jul 1994)
Verdi Rarieties Get Star Treatment  (Mar 1994)
Rossini, Master of Melody  (Jun 1992)
Rossini Revisited: Sprightly Feminist Twist to a Classic Opera  (Mar 1988)
Verdi's Otello: One Hundred Years  (May 1987)

United Kingdom
Magical Glimmerglass: Opera's Intimate Summer Retreat  (May 2003)
A Shostakovich Surprise: 'Paradise Moscow' Hits the Stage  (Oct 2001)
Tristan versus Tristan  (Nov 1998)
Berg and Strauss at Glyndebourne: Vienna Dark and Light  (Oct 1996)
Glyndebourne Reborn  (Sep 1994)
Time Tunnel Ring  (Oct 1992)
Glyndebourne Grimes  (Aug 1992)
Recession-Proof Opera  (Feb 1992)
Verdi's Rigoletto Saved by Woman  (May 1990)
Dido and Aeneas: Untethered Passion  (Nov 1989)
Janacek's Katya Kabonova at Glyndebourne: An Expressionistic Nightmare  (Oct 1988)
Carmen at Glyndebourne: Great -- If Only Carmen Had Been There  (Sep 1987)
'The Mikado' in the Best Gilbert and Sullivan Style  (Jan 1986)

Other Europe
Netherlands Opera: Making a Virtue Out of Vice  (Oct 2000)
Tenors of Our Time  (Aug 1996)
Dvorak the Opera Man  (Sep 1991)
Copenhagen's Royal Theater: A Danish Treat  (Mar 1989)
Janacek's Katya Kabonova at Glyndebourne: An Expressionistic Nightmare  (Oct 1988)
Savolinna Opera Festival: The Salzburg of the North  (Oct 1987)
Netherlands Opera Fidelio  (Aug 1986)

Russia
A Shostakovich Surprise: 'Paradise Moscow' Hits the Stage  (Oct 2001)
The Russians Are Coming!  (Jun 1996)
Transcending the Storm: The Kirov Opera Triumphs  (Oct 1992)
Sergei Prokofiev's War and Peace: The Grandest of Grand Operas  (Feb 1992)
Lyubimov's Lulu: Innocence Dressed in Blood  (Mar 1988)

United States
Edward Hopper as Opera  (Sep 2007)
Opera Loses Its Voice  (Sep 2000)
Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York: All About Eve  (Aug 2000)
Plácido's Place: The Washington Opera  (May 2000)
Bayreuth by the Bay  (Nov 1999)
Tristan versus Tristan  (Nov 1998)
Adapt and Flourish: The Opera Theatre of Saint Louis  (May 1997)
Capital Assets: Washington Opera Enters a New Era  (Sep 1996)
Sojourners' Songs: Cantonese Opera in New York  (Aug 1996)
Master of Musicals: McGlinn Champions American Classics  (Apr 1995)
San Francisco Opera's Strategy for Success  (Mar 1995)
Verdi Complete: La Selva's Seven-Year Epic  (Jul 1994)
Argento's Nightmare: The Reinvention of Valentino  (May 1994)
Verdi Rarieties Get Star Treatment  (Mar 1994)
Opera Redux: The Old Face of New American Opera  (Jan 1994)
Seattle Opera: A Glass Pelleas  (Jun 1993)
Through a Glass Darkly  (Jan 1993)
Opera Under the Stars  (Jul 1992)
Real Opera  (Mar 1992)
Sergei Prokofiev's War and Peace: The Grandest of Grand Operas  (Feb 1992)
Tabloid Opera  (Jan 1992)
Sacher Torte Set to Music  (Apr 1991)
New York: Opera's Second City  (Mar 1991)
Opera on a Shoestring  (Mar 1991)
Moses und Aron, Astounding  (Feb 1991)
Hal Prince Does Faust  (Aug 1990)
Blood, Thunder, and Elektra  (Jul 1990)
Wagner's Flying Dutchman: The Dutchman Flies High  (Jun 1990)
San Francisco Opera: The Last Truly Civilized Opera  (May 1990)
Triumph and Travesty at the Met  (Feb 1990)
Crescent Moon Over Cleveland  (Jan 1990)
Dido and Aeneas: Untethered Passion  (Nov 1989)
BAM's Magnificent Maiden Effort  (Aug 1989)
Met Offers Big Bang  (Jun 1989)
Phillip Glass' 1000 Airplanes Takes Off  (Jan 1989)
Mozart at the Trump Tower  (Nov 1988)
Philip Glass and Richard Foreman Do Up Poe: Return to the House of Usher  (Sep 1988)
Nixon in China: A Postmodernist Exercise  (Jan 1988)
Baroque Opera Recreated, An Adventure  (Sep 1987)
Perils of Crossover: New Recordings of Old Musicals Are a Mixed Blessing  (Mar 1987)
Brigadoon Done In  (May 1986)
Ponnelle's Vision of Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro  (Feb 1986)

Other
Opera Loses Its Voice  (Sep 2000)
Tristan versus Tristan  (Nov 1998)
Tenors of Our Time  (Aug 1996)
Savaged Opera  (Apr 1992)
Made in Japan Opera  (Nov 1990)

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