Olivia Giovetti

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A Well-Executed 'Selma' at the Lincoln Center Festival

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Reviewing the U.S. premiere of Poul Ruders's new opera, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti writes, "Those who have seen Lars von Trier’s bleak Dancer in the Dark know that an opera based on the 2000 cult film is not going to be a feel-good night of family fun. However, no amount of gut-wrenching, emotional self-flagellation can prepare even the steeliest soul for Poul Ruders’s Selma Jezokvá."

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Soprano Meagan Miller on a Straussian Gold Standard

Friday, July 29, 2011

Tonight, Richard Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae opens at Bard Summerscape. But is it a neglected masterpiece or second-tier Strauss? WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti speaks with the production's star, Meagan Miller.

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The Play's the Thing

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

As The Silver Tassie enthralls audiences at the Lincoln Center Festival, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the operatic version Sean O'Casey's play by Mark-Anthony Turnage.

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Prizing the Pulitzer

Monday, July 25, 2011

Prestigious and controversial, the Pulitzer Prize is the theme of Music From Copland House's two-part concert series at the Caramoor Festival, and the focus of this week's New Canon chat with musicians Derek Bermel, Michael Barrett and Michael Boriskin. Our chat begins Monday at 4 p.m.

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A Triple-Hitter at Opera New Jersey

Friday, July 22, 2011

With three operas in rotation this weekend, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti wonders if Princeton, NJ is becoming a new destination town for summer classical music. Weigh in with your own thoughts.

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You Can Do That on Television

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Many Americans who have never set foot in an opera house know popular arias through TV shows like Seinfeld, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons and Gilligan’s Island. Read about the top ten operatic references on TV and share your own favorites.

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Young Singers Soar in Puccini's La Rondine

Monday, July 18, 2011

"One could make a full-time (and fulfilling) career out of just seeing student and young artist performances in the New York metro area," writes WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti, who reviews one such performance given this weekend.

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Ethel Central

Monday, July 18, 2011

This week on The New Canon, we chat with Jennifer Choi, the newest member of the string quartet Ethel, along with fellow Ethel violinist and composer Cornelius Dufallo.

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When Musical Meets Opera

Friday, July 15, 2011

With the Glimmerglass Festival's production of Annie Get Your Gun opening this weekend, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the tradition of performing musicals in the opera house.

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What Difference Does a Cast Make?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

"In the course of a highly concentrated twelve days, the Lincoln Center Festival’s A Magic Flute illustrates what happens over the course of a season or multiple years in houses such as the Met," writes WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti: "How do different artists shape and reshape the art?"

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With a Plan in Place, Can City Opera Follow Through?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

New York City Opera lays out a promising season divorced from Lincoln Center, writes WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti. But can they also reach a labor negotiation to help get the struggling company back on its feet?

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Monday in the Park with the Met

Monday, July 11, 2011

As the Met revisits its new tradition of summer recital series, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti asks whether these summer offerings may be better than full-length operas.

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John Adams's Rib

Monday, July 11, 2011

John Adams, the composer of Nixon in China and Doctor Atomic, is having a banner summer. Soprano Jessica Rivera and flutist Eric Lamb enter The New Canon to discuss his powerful and potent allure.

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Stringin' and Croonin'

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Recorded at (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 12, this show features Brooklyn Rider opening for singer/songwriter Christina Courtin in a performance that celebrates an artistic friendship that began over a decade ago at Juilliard.

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Vertical Player Repertory Takes 'La Calisto' to the Banks of the Gowanus Canal

Saturday, July 09, 2011

WQX-Aria Blogger Olivia Giovetti previews Vertical Player Repertory's production of La Calisto, a 17th-century Cavalli gem that's transported to an industrial area of Brooklyn.

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A Holy and Immediate 'Flute' from Peter Brook

Thursday, July 07, 2011

WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the radically reimagined, 90-minute version of Mozart's The Magic Flute, now playing at the Lincoln Center Festival.

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When is Sexual Orientation Relevant to Opera?

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

In light of New York's legalization of gay marriage and Opera North's operatic meltdown, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti examines the crossroads of sexual politics and classical music through both composers and source materials.

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Engaygment Party

Monday, July 04, 2011

In recognition of New York becoming the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, we present a celebration of gay and lesbian composers. On tap are works by Corey Dargel, Meredith Monk and Eve Beglarian, among others.

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Three for the Fourth

Monday, July 04, 2011

The New Canon takes a break from live chats this week but celebrates Independence Day with a trio of new-music firecrackers.

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American Dreams

Sunday, July 03, 2011

For this Independence Day, Cued Up brings you live works by some tried and true American icons. All recorded in New York City, works by Charles Ives, John Cage, Meredith Monk and Earle Brown take front and center.

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