Olivia Giovetti

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Encores Gone Wild

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The encore has shifted from a spontaneous treat to a "dessert expected to follow dinner," even if the meal was five courses long and washed down with a heavy red wine, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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A Cut Above with the Talea Ensemble

Friday, December 02, 2011

This Friday at 1 pm, The New Canon welcomes the Talea Ensemble's Elizabeth Weisser and Chris Gross to talk about their own mission of expanding the new music repertoire and the joys of being all-modern, all the time.

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A Muddled, if Musical, Vision for Met's New Faust

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"In the end, the Met's new Faust is worth selling one’s soul for the musical performance alone," writes Operavore Olivia Giovetti. "But it’s going to be a long season in hell with such a heartless and overly clinical production."

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Lisztomania

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Liszt may be Lang Lang's piano hero, but he's also a lieder leader, especially among some of opera's current hottest commodities. Blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at three song performances.

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A Shabbat at the Opera

Saturday, November 26, 2011

With the New York Festival of Song exploring the Semitic hand in secular Yuletide carols, blogger Olivia Giovetti casts some light on the large number of Jewish opera composers.

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Forever Young

Friday, November 25, 2011

In observance of the holidays, the New Canon takes a break from live chats this week but has much to be thankful for with Elliott Carter's 103rd birthday.

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The Top 15 Operatic Moments For Which I'm Most Thankful

Monday, November 21, 2011

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, blogger Olivia Giovetti offers up the top fifteen moments in opera for which she gives thanks -- from Pique Dame to Nixon in China.

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The Fine Line Between Accelerometer and Accelerando

Monday, November 21, 2011

Unable to tear herself away from the "immensely listenable" London Philharmonic album of video game music, blogger Olivia Giovetti explores the links between the opera stage and the Nintendo console.

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Timothy Andres: Bringing the Virtuoso Composer-Performer Tradition into the 21st Century

Monday, November 21, 2011

As part of WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month, Q2 Music honors the spirit of arguably the most iconic and paradigm-shifting composer of all time with four weeklong portraits of some of today's most distinct and inventive compositional voices. Featuring insights provided by the composers themselves to their key works, this month draws back the curtain with exclusive, direct composer commentary on what it means to write music in the 21st century. This week: Sleeping Giant's co-founder and composer/pianist Timothy Andres.

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The Maestra Myth

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Two female conductors were in town this weekend with operatic offerings. Does gender still play into podium politics? Read on for Operavore Olivia Giovetti's thoughts and to leave your own comments.

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Early and Often with Gregory Spears

Friday, November 18, 2011

On Friday at 1 pm on The New Canon, we gear up for the holiday season by talking with composer Gregory Spears about his Requiem, a work that blends modern textures with ancient lines.

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Critical Thinking: Whose Opinions Really Matter?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

In a recent blog post, arts administrator Michael Kaiser considers the death of music criticism. Our Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti has her own strong opinions on the matter.

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Kevin Puts's Opera Silent Night Evokes Grim Reality of War

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The unofficial "Christmas truce" involving opposing armies during World War I is the subject of a new opera by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell. Olivia Giovetti reviews the premiere.

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Tyondai Braxton: Blazing New Paths in New-Music

Monday, November 14, 2011

As part of WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month, Q2 Music honors the spirit of arguably the most iconic and paradigm-shifting composer of all time with four weeklong portraits of some of today's most distinct and inventive compositional voices. This week, indie-rock luminary Tyondai Braxton

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The Top 10 Movies that Should Be Operas

Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday marked the world premiere of Silent Night at the Minnesota Opera, based on the 2005 film Joeux Noel. Olivia Giovetti names her top ten picks for movies to be given the opera treatment.

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The Revolution Will Be Opera-fied with Anne Manson

Friday, November 11, 2011

Friday at 1 pm on The New Canon, we look forward to the U.S. premiere of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies's opera Kommilitonen! with featured soprano Deanna Breiwick and conductor Anne Manson.

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Big Loves and Books of Mormon

Friday, November 11, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti offers a dual review of Opera Orchestra of New York's Adriana Lecouvreur and Gotham Chamber Opera's Dark Sisters. The two works have more in common than meets the eye.

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The Musical Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

With American Lyric Theater presenting three Poe-based operas this Thursday, Operavore Olivia Giovetti looks at the writer's rich history with the musical genre.

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May the Truth-Force Be with You

Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Metropolitan Opera's presciently-timed revival of Satyagraha shows that Philip Glass's 1980 opus is an opera for now more than ever, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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Road to Joy with Jeremy Denk

Friday, November 04, 2011

Today at 1 pm, we celebrate Beethoven Awareness Month with pianist Jeremy Denk. We delve into the revolutionary nature of Beethoven's works and ask—who are the modern-day Beethovens? And is such a distinction still relevant?

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