Olivia Giovetti

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Four Ways of Performing a Mad Scene

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti asks four sopranos what it's like to sing the famous mad scene from Lucia di Lammermoor. Get a taste for crazy in advance of the Met's HD screening of the work on Sunday.

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Three Years After Debut, Opera Omnia Returns to the Stage

Friday, September 02, 2011

Olivia Giovetti reviews Opera Omnia's sophomore effort, a punk-meets-Pulcinella staging of Francesco Cavalli's Giasone, now playing in the intimate space of (Le) Poisson Rouge through September 7.

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Music After 9/11

Monday, August 29, 2011

This week on The New Canon, we talk with composers Daniel Felsenfeld and Eleonor Sandresky about their upcoming marathon memorial concert, Music After 9/11. Join us for an online listening session and free-form conversation with the composers and your fellow chatters on Monday at 4 p.m.

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The Top 10 Dysfunctional Families in Opera

Monday, August 29, 2011

Think the family in Our Idiot Brother is slightly screwball? They have nothing on some of opera's divinest dysfunctional dynasties. Read Olivia Giovetti's top 10 picks and discuss!

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At Mostly Mozart, a Grand (Albeit Truncated) Finale

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Reviewing the Mostly Mozart Festival's closing performance, Olivia Giovetti writes, "There was a small sense of finality; should the city be wiped off the face of the earth this weekend, the last live music some New Yorkers will have heard would be Schubert, Stravinsky and Mozart."

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A Night in at the Opera (At Home)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti highlights ten new opera on DVD releases, perfect for a night in and a bowl of popcorn.

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Top 10 Underrated Puccini Arias

Monday, August 22, 2011

Puccini's La Rondine will be featured this Tuesday at the Metropolitan Opera's Summer HD Festival. This got us thinking. Puccini wrote some of the standard-est of standard canon arias. But what are his lesser-known, underrated arias? Olivia Giovetti names her Top 10.

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Crouching Composer, Hidden Dragon

Monday, August 22, 2011

This week on the New Canon, violinist Ryu Goto, cellist Dane Johansen and the Metropolis Ensemble's Andrew Cyr talk about their recent work with Tan Dun's Martial Arts Trilogy and the fine line between film score and classical music. Our chat starts on Monday at 4pm.

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When Opera Goes Pop

Sunday, August 21, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti continues her exploration of opera in pop culture with a top 10 roundup of operatic references in non-operatic music. Read on for her picks and be sure to submit your own.

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'Spargi' Showdown: Seven Top Singers Tackle Legendary Aria

Thursday, August 18, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti asks what it means when people say one singer "owns" a role or an aria, and leaves you the reader to answer the question, "Who sang it best?"

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Bess, You is My Musical Now

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Should operas ever be retooled by artists who were not the original composers? Read blogger Olivia Giovetti's take on the misplaced controversy surrounding the "new" Porgy and Bess and leave your own thoughts on the line between interpretation and revision.

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Finn-tasia

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Finland, Finland, Finland, the country where I want to be," sang Monty Python. But why exactly is it that Finland is a hotbed for composers? We investigate with Helsinkian composer Markku Klami and Bard Music Festival's scholar-in-residence Daniel Grimley.

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Lincoln Center goes inside Orlando's Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Friday, August 12, 2011

Nestled in the middle of this year's Mostly Mozart Festival, a concert production of Handel's Orlando quietly slips in but guarantees a Baroque bang, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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Road Warriors

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

For your next road trip, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at some of the recent releases of opera recordings, including Handel, Rossini, Donizetti, Wagner and some Sciarrino for good measure.

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No Sleep Till Brooklyn

Monday, August 08, 2011

Alan Pierson, the Brooklyn Philharmonic's newest artistic director, joins the Canon to talk about his vision for the orchestra as it embarks on its new era. Now is your chance to find out what the Pierson era has in store and ask your own questions! Our chat begins Monday at 4 p.m.

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When Opera Meets Tinseltown

Monday, August 08, 2011

Olivia Giovetti counts down the top 15 greatest opera moments in film, from Maria Callas in Philadelphia and Mascagni in Raging Bull to the sounds of Puccini in Fatal Attraction and Moonstruck.

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Iván Fischer Delves into the Addictive Nature of Don Giovanni

Friday, August 05, 2011

Reviewing for WQX-Aria, blogger Olivia Giovetti wonders how the stark simplicity of conductor Iván Fischer's staging correlates with the addictive excesses of Don Giovanni's psyche.

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Opera News Announces Winners of its 2011 Awards

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti reveals the names of the 2011 Opera News Awards recipients and examines their artistic credentials and pedigree.

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The ICE Storm

Monday, August 01, 2011

The International Contemporary Ensemble's Claire Chase and Josh Rubin join the New Canon's listening party to talk about revolutionary composers old and new as they prep for their three-concert run at Mostly Mozart. Our chat begins Monday at 4 p.m.

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Bard Summerscape's Golden Child

Monday, August 01, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti investigates whether Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae is a neglected masterwork or a justifiably-overlooked Strauss opera. Read on for her verdict and to view a slideshow from Bard Summerscape's production.

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