Olivia Giovetti

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Christopher Cerrone's Invisible Cities Gains Visibility This Weekend

Friday, May 13, 2011

As the familiar chestnut goes, music is the universal language. Perhaps this is why composers are drawn to Italo Calvino’s 1972 masterwork, Invisible Cities—a novel that centers on a conversation between Marco Polo and Kublai Khan. Since the explorer and emperor do not speak the same language and are forced to communicate through gestures and faith in one another’s interpretation.

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When Bigger is Not Always Better

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As Sung Jin Hong's One World Symphony closes its tenth anniversary season with an abridged version of Tristan und Isolde, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti ponders the successes of smaller opera companies against the financial and operational woes of larger organizations.

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We Got Next

Monday, May 09, 2011

MATA's executive director David T. Little and composer Florent Ghys join us on Monday at 4pm to talk about this fab festival, now in its 13th year and running this weekend at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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Between 'How Sweet it Is' and 'Il Dolce Suono'

Monday, May 09, 2011

As James Taylor's Perspectives Series concludes at Carnegie Hall, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti considers the ever-closing gap between classical and pop music.

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James Levine Withdraws from Japan, Tanglewood

Friday, May 06, 2011

In the midst of a celebratory year, added cancellations to James Levine's schedule end his BSO tenure with a wheeze. WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti reflects on the conductor's latest troubles.

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Love, Loss and What Orfeo Wore

Thursday, May 05, 2011

In the wake of several losses to the musical world, Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, now running in a revival at the Metropolitan Opera, rings all the more poignant, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti at WQX-Aria.

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Eine Kline Nachtmusik

Monday, May 02, 2011

Composer and vocalist Corey Dargel joins us on Monday at 4 pm to discuss being a postmodern Schubert and his upcoming concert (alongside Phil Kline and more) with NYFOS Next.

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Is the Philadelphia Orchestra Suffering from Hysterical Blindness?

Sunday, May 01, 2011

With the Philadelphia Orchestra docking at Carnegie Hall this week to perform Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, WQX-Aria blogger Olivia Giovetti considers some discrepancies in Sophocles's tragedy—and the orchestra's financial situation.

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Five Operatic Wedding Disasters

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Royal Wedding may have gone off without a hitch, but thank goodness there's opera to satisfy our collective sweet tooth when it comes to drama. Here are our picks for operatic (in every sense) wedding disasters.

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Thomas Hampson Matches Mahler with George Crumb

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Mahler centenary is big but Hampson's George Crumb concert in D.C. tonight and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center tomorrow may be his most important recital this year.

 

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Angela Meade Takes Home the 2011 Richard Tucker Award

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Honey-voiced soprano Angela Meade, 33, is the recipient of this year's Richard Tucker Music Award, which comes with a $30,000 bonus and a priceless amount of prestige.

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Life After 40

Monday, April 25, 2011

The response to Q2 and NPR Music’s crowdsourced 100 Composers Under 40 project has been amazing and endlessly fascinating. As an under-40 myself, I’m constantly amazed by both the quality and quantity of new works churned out by my (far more talented) peers.

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Wild Reich

Monday, April 25, 2011

Bang on a Can co-founder and Pulitzer laureate David Lang joins us on Monday at 4pm (along with several surprise guests!) to talk about Steve Reich and his uncanny ability to "unleash the hidden and locked-up power of the sounds between the sounds.”

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    Die Walküre Rides Again at the Met

    Saturday, April 23, 2011

    Ultimately the power of the Ring is that the myriad immortal characters we encounter over the four operas are driven by very human emotions rather than deific rationality. This may be where Lepage fails hardest, which explains the outcry against this work. To content ourselves with saying that it’s at least not the worst work produced under the Gelb era does a disservice to the audience, the artists and the art. But it’s hard to judge a new Ring halfway through. And while this is surely not a hit, it at least has a considerable kick.

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    A Swampy Séance at City Opera

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    While many devoted members of the audience at Stephen Schwartz’s Séance on a Wet Afternoon seemed to laud the production last night, Olivia Giovetti found herself among the skeptics, deeming the drama "lifeless and dull." More on WQX-Aria.

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    Working the Room with the 2010 Opera News Awards Recipients

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    With the recent award consolidations at the Grammys, and the NEA Opera Honors ceasing operations after this year, the Opera News Awards may be our last hope for awarding classical mettle. 

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    New Wave, Old School

    Monday, April 18, 2011

    This week's featured guest is The Chiara Quartet's Rebecca Fischer and Jonah Sirota. Duality drives a lot of today’s composers. On the one hand, they continue the threads started by the likes of Monteverdi, Handel, Beethoven and Ravel. On the other, they’re also working with a preponderance of musical genres that, had they existed in the 17th, 18th or 19th Centuries, would surely have been drawn on as well by their predecessors.

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    The (Re)Sinking of the Titanic from the Guggenheim

    Sunday, April 17, 2011

    On Sunday at 2 p.m., listen in to the Wordless Music Orchestra’s recreation of The Sinking of the Titanic, a performance done at the Guggenheim Museum on April 14th 2011, the 99th anniversary of the ship’s demise

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    Sarah Connolly: Down to Earth Diva

    Thursday, April 14, 2011

    Sarah Connolly talks with Olivia Giovetti about tonight's appearance at the Met Opera, her rocky road to the top, and why she won't put on makeup to meet you at the stage door.

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    Iván Fischer Will Seduce Mostly Mozart Audiences with a Fully-Staged Don Giovanni

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    Among the 25 Mostly Mozart debuts this season, the one we’re most anticipating is that of the Budapest Festival Orchestra's fully-staged performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, directed by Fischer himself.

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