Olivia Giovetti

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Super SONiC

Monday, October 03, 2011

SONiC, a festival celebrating composers under 40 and works all written within the 21st Century opens next week. Today, we chat with SONiC co-producer Derek Bermel and featured composer, Kenji Bunch, to find out: what will set this century apart from the last?

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The Top 10 Politically-Charged Moments in Verdi's Operas

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Murder... Vengeance... Religious Strife: Giuseppe Verdi had something for everyone. With Nabucco underway at the Metropolitan Opera, blogger Olivia Giovetti examines the political side of the composer.

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Anna Netrebko Sets a Royal Standard as 'Anna Bolena'

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the Metropolitan Opera's opening night—and company premiere—production of Anna Bolena, perhaps the company's riskiest opening night gamble since Peter Gelb took over.

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The Place Where You Go to Compose

Monday, September 26, 2011

This week on the New Canon, we catch up with itsnotyouitsme in the wake of their third studio album, Everybody's Pain is Magnificent, their upcoming performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge and the influences they've picked up along the way. Our chat starts Monday at 4 p.m.

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New York City Opera Announces Casting Details of its 2011-12 Season

Monday, September 26, 2011

New York City Opera announces the casting details for its 2011-12 season; does this mean the company is headed toward an agreement with AGMA?

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'Kocho': A 'Butterfly' by Any Other Name

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews Kocho, a Noh-inspired opera presented by Beth Morrison Projects and featuring Seattle's Garrett Fisher Ensemble. Read on for a slideshow of this intricate multimedia work.

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Top 10 Recent American Novels that Would Make Amazing Operas

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

With Elevator Repair Service's run of their Hemingway-based The Select (The Sun Also Rises), Olivia Giovetti considers the lyrical tendencies of recent American novels and their operatic potential. 

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Just How Good is Les Arts Florissants's 'Atys'?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti would happily pay $460 to see each of the four subsequent performances of Atys at BAM. Read her review to find out why.

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Balancing Acts

Monday, September 19, 2011

This week on the New Canon, Kronos cellist Jeffrey Zeigler goes three-for-three in the chat room alongside his wife, the luminous composer Paola Prestini, both talking about their upcoming work at BAM and the communicative power of music over words. Our chat starts on Monday at 4pm.

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Andrea the Giant

Monday, September 19, 2011

With singers like Andrea Bocelli, how do you mitigate talent with popstar status? And when you have as many fans of Bocelli, does it actually matter? Olivia Giovetti ponders this in light of the singer's recent Central Park concert.

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10 Opera Recordings to Get this Fall

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Olivia Giovetti names 10 opera and vocal releases to look out for this fall season, ranging from full-length Vivaldi to a long-overdue Wagner compilation.

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10(+) Operas to Hear This Fall

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Want more vocal music this season? Anna Netrebko loses her head, Nico Muhly experiments with polygamy, William Christie puts on his dancing shoes and Angela Meade goes to Carnegie Hall.

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Steve Reich's WTC 9/11: How Good is Too Good?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Here’s the problem with Steve Reich’s newest work to hit recording WTC 9/11: While you want it to be good as a means of doing justice to the tragic events it musically marks, t’s also hard to see the piece turn out to be too good, because listening to a work of such cathartic and unsettling power has to be, like a bottle of Scotch old enough to vote, a judiciously parsed-out experience both to ensure potency and minimize the raw feeling you’re left with at the end of this 16-minute work.

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Twenty Iconic Opera Roles In Which Helen Mirren Would Have Ruled

Monday, September 12, 2011

NPR may have recently postulated what 20 male movie roles Helen Mirren should have taken on, but Olivia Giovetti goes one step further and asks what operatic roles wold benefit from the Mirren touch.

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Transposing Temperature: Hot and Cold

Monday, September 12, 2011

Can we finally put away our winter coats and sweaters? In the last week or so, it certainly seems that way. We've been sweating and schvitzing and baking in this heat—though every now and then I still find myself reaching for a jacket. This season in New York has featured some highly schizophrenic weather (thanks, global warming!) that reminds me of that addictive ode to love bipolar by Katy Perry.

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From Bach to Bali

Monday, September 12, 2011

This week, we talk with composers Vivian Fung and Ray Lustig about their new works for the Metropolis Ensemble. Join us for an online listening party and free-form conversation with the composers and your fellow chatters on Monday at 4 p.m.

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Send in the (Insane) Clowns

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Olivia Giovetti can't stop listening to "Leck mich im Arsch," a Mozart cover by the rap duo Insane Clown Posse. So is it infantile and misrepresentative of the source material? Or a sly inside joke between past and present?

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Risky Business

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

For singers -- whose bodies are their instruments -- is riding a motorbike without a helmet any more acceptable or any less risky than smoking? Olivia Giovetti examines the circumstances surrounding tenor Salvatore Licitra's death and the context of opera singers playing un-safe.

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Working It

Monday, September 05, 2011

The New Canon may be taking a break from a live chat this week in honor of Labor Day, but that doesn't mean we're not slacking off from giving you three new releases that really work. Join me for a preview of new releases from Slagwerk den Haag playing Michael Gordon as well cellist-vocalist Jody Redhage playing Missy Mazzoli and Derek Muro.

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Olivia Giovetti on Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil

Saturday, September 03, 2011

On September 11, 1992, my father wrote a letter to his friends and family, entered the waters of the Massachusetts Bay off Revere Beach and never emerged. Because no body was found, I was not told of this until shortly before September 11, 1999. The time delay both harshened and dulled the news, removing the immediacy while nevertheless leaving a void one can only gain from the loss of a parent. I was entering high school that year, which added to the internal chaos surrounding this, and was still making sense of the news two years later when the planes hit the towers. 

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