Olivia Giovetti

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John Williams and Alban Berg: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

With John Williams's 80th birthday and Alban Berg's 127th, blogger Olivia Giovetti considers how the two composers approached borrowing and pastiche.

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The Top 10 Rossini Operas You Probably Haven't Heard

Monday, February 06, 2012

Rossini's William Tell and Barber of Seville are among the most popular operas of all time. But what about the other 37 in his catalog? Blogger Olivia Giovetti names the top ten rare Rossini operas.

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Meade is More in the Met's Ernani

Friday, February 03, 2012

The Met's revival of Verdi's seldom-heard Ernani is notable for a stentorian quartet of leads, but is regrettable for a somewhat tired production, writes Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti.

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Winners of Houston Grand Opera's 2012 McCollum Competition Announced

Friday, February 03, 2012

Second only to the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Grand Finals in importance, the Houston Grand Opera's 24th Eleanor McCollum Competition winners were announced Thursday night following its annual concert of arias.

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Lunaire Eclipse with Steven Mackey

Friday, February 03, 2012

This Friday at 1pm, the New Canon celebrates the centennial of Pierrot Lunaire with Steven Mackey, a composer who derives much influence from Schoenberg's masterpiece and whose own homage to the work plays at Symphony Space, asking the question: How much did one work change the way music is made?

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Choose Your Own Operatic Philip Glass Adventure

Monday, January 30, 2012

Operavore Olivia Giovetti has devised a fail-proof flowchart to Philip Glass's recorded operas in honor of the composer's 75th birthday.

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Philip Glass at 75

Sunday, January 29, 2012

There will be no shortage of Philip Glass news in 2012, as the composer turns 75. This week’s Cued Up features in-concert recordings of Glass’s work taken from the last two years.

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Met's Götterdämmerung: Raging Against the Machine

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The final installment in the Met's new production of Wagner's Ring cycle opened on Friday. Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti questions the production's longevity despite its technical pomp and circumstance.

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Big Voices on the Silent Screen

Saturday, January 28, 2012

With The Artist leading the pack for Oscar nominations, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti takes a look at the longstanding ties between opera and silent film.

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Ecstatic Electricity with Christopher Tignor

Friday, January 27, 2012

This Friday at 1pm, the New Canon jams with composer and Slow Six bandleader Christopher Tignor, asking in advance of his Ecstatic Music Festival appearance: Should there be a line between Indie Rock and Indie Classical?

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The Top 10 Mad Scenes in Opera

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

As Anna Bolena returns to the Met next month, blogger Olivia Giovetti considers its pivotal mad scene and names ten others that have made their mark on the history of opera.

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Riverrun

Friday, January 20, 2012

This week, the New Canon takes a break from its weekly live chats but sets sail down the Mississippi with composer Eve Beglarian.

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Warm Up: Danielle de Niese Plugs In

Friday, January 20, 2012

How does a soprano get ready for a big performance? For Danielle de Niese, it involves sleeping really late, vitamins, stretching, pasta and pop tunes on her iPod.

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Mariusz Kwiecien Explores Moody Slavic Roles

Thursday, January 19, 2012

As Q2 Music focuses on new Polish music this week, Operavore bloggre and Q2 host Olivia Giovetti turns reviews Krakow-born baritone Mariusz Kwiecien's debut album, Slavic Heroes.

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An Overabundance of Boutique Opera

Monday, January 16, 2012

"The beauty of New York is that there is no shortage of opera," writes blogger Olivia Giovetti, who looks at the multitude of boutique companies giving performances in New York over the next two weeks.

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Seasonally-Appropriate Opera Programming

Friday, January 13, 2012

Are some works better suited to different seasons? Does Mozart go best with summer breezes and Britten the budding of springtime? Blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the psychology of opera programming.

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Dual Nature with Rachel Barton Pine and Mohammed Fairouz

Friday, January 13, 2012

On Friday at 1 pm, The New Canon asks composer Mohammed Fairouz and violinist Rachel Barton Pine why two is the happiest number in the music world.

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The Top 10 Roles We'd Like to See Domingo Take on Next

Thursday, January 12, 2012

With Plácido Domingo's newest role under his belt and the tenor's 71st birthday approaching, blogger Olivia Giovetti names her top ten picks for the next additions to his CV.

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Thomas Quasthoff to Retire from Concert Stage

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

After nearly 40 years on the concert scene, German bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff has decided to retire from singing due to health reasons.

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Warm Up: Roberto Alagna Gets Physical—and Spiritual

Monday, January 09, 2012

In the latest installment of Warm Up, we talk to Roberto Alagna to see how the star tenor plays through the pain. And we get the skinny on his idiosyncratic, bilingual vocalizations.

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