Olivia Giovetti

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Tempest in a Tenor

Friday, November 04, 2011

In spite of only having one opera and a handful of lieder to his name, Beethoven did just as much for the tenor voice as his predecessor Mozart, argues Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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TV on the Opera Stage

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

As Turnage's opera Anna Nicole arrives on DVD and Jake Heggie's I Love Lucy–inspired opera hits Carnegie Hall, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti examines television's influence on opera plots.

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The Top 10 Opera Villains

Monday, October 31, 2011

In honor of Halloween, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti examines the top ten dastardly demons that drive opera plots. Read on for her picks and to name your own favorites.

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Baritone Sergei Leiferkus's appearances with the New York Philharmonic are a chance to hear a singer who has forged an epic career yet remains largely unknown in New York, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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The Bassoon-er State

Friday, October 28, 2011

This Friday at 1 pm on The New Canon, we tread into forbidden territory with the bassoon, championed by bassoonist Rachael Elliott and composer Padma Newsome. Though it has an undeserved bad rap, the bassoon can be beguiling, sonorous, nuanced and a vivid vehicle for music. Fresh off of her most recent new release and NYC appearances, Rachael Elliott talks about bringing glory back to an instrument that composer and music critic Cecil Gray once described as the "Gorgonzola" of musical instruments, "a figure of fun."

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Much Ado About Nothung

Friday, October 28, 2011

“I cannot mend Nothung!” laments Mime in the first scene of Siegfried. Unfortunately, with three-fourths of the Met’s Wagnerian saga now presented to the public, one begins to wonder if anyone can mend Robert Lepage’s occasionally striking, but mostly disappointing Ring.

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Re:Sound: Second Installment

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

On Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presents the second Re:Sound webcast: a special, patchwork-quilt, virtual concert of those pieces which received the most votes over the second half of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC: Sounds of a New Century Festival 2011. Hear exclusive live performances of pieces by Marcos Balter, Son Lux, Andrew Norman, Tristan Perich, Matt Marks and many more. 

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A Don Giovanni Straddling Two Worlds

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Fifty years after the Berlin Wall was erected, a historic opera performance from West Berlin is released on DVD. Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti examines this recording against its cultural, political and operatic climate.

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Warm Up: Joseph Calleja Keeps His Feet on the Ground (or the Elliptical)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

How does Joseph Calleja buck the traditional tenor stereotype and manage to keep his performances fresh and vibrant? Read on for his show-day rituals in the next installment of Warm Up.

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Brooklyn Rider: Four Play

Friday, October 21, 2011

This week, the New Canon moves to its new home on Fridays at 1 and kicks off with Brooklyn Rider's Johnny Gandelsman and Nicholas Cords to talk about the quartet's compositional collaboration. Our chat begins at 1:00pm.

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Hear and Now: Five Must-Have Vocal Recordings

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Operavore Olivia Giovetti rounds up her five favorite discs of the fall. Enjoy them from your own living room or catch their singers in action over the next few weeks in New York.

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Re:Sound: First Installment

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

On Wednesday, October 19 at 7 pm, Q2 Music presents the first Re:Sound: a special, patchwork-quilt, virtual concert of those pieces which received the most votes over the first four days of the American Composers Orchestra's SONiC: Sounds of a New Century Festival 2011. Hear exclusive live performances of pieces by Kati Agócs, Fabian Svensson, Kenji Bunch, Mark Dancigers and many more. 

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The Top 10 Operas Written in the Last 10 Years

Monday, October 17, 2011

As SONiC: Sounds of a New Century takes over New York with over 100 works written in the last ten years, blogger Olivia Giovetti names the finest operatic achievements of the past decade.

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Don Giovanni Gets Somewhat Left in the Dark

Friday, October 14, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the Met's new Don Giovanni, a production that features a potent pinch-hitter and tentatively reasserts that you cannot build a better mousetrap.

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Warm Up: Isabel Leonard Seeks a Quiet Place

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Kicking off a new series on Operavore about the warm-up habits of singers, blogger Olivia Giovetti catches Isabel Leonard mid-run at the Met in Il Barbiere di Siviglia to talk about sleep, stretching and Starbucks.

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Frederica von Stade Ponders Life After The Farewell Tour

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti interviews Frederica von Stade as the legendary mezzo prepares her send off to New Jersey on Friday.

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Dance to the Music

Monday, October 10, 2011

This week on The New Canon, we tango with composer-violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) and director D.J. Mendel and discuss the combination of music and dance. If you've ever seen violinist DBR in performance, you know that he plays with a fluidity of movement entirely his own and utterly captivating. In this week's chat, we go further into that interplay to ask what happens when music and movement collide? And, in that partnership, who leads?

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The Song of the City

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti attends the world premiere of the Five Borough Songbook and digests the 19 world premieres. There's a 20th that takes place in Flushing on November 12.

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Nine Saints in One Act

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti talks with Robert Sirota about the New York premiere Holy Women, offering a lexicon of the nine saints represented in his cantata.

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The Top 10 Politically-Charged American Operas

Monday, October 03, 2011

American opera already has enough provocative subject matter to make Giuseppe Verdi green with envy. Read on for blogger Olivia Giovetti's picks for the most politically-charged American operas.

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