Olivia Giovetti

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Follow the Lieder

Friday, January 06, 2012

In light of the heavy use of Schubert in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the operatic leanings of the composer's 600-plus lieder on film.

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Harp and Altar with Bridget Kibbey

Friday, January 06, 2012

This Friday at 1 pm, The New Canon talks about the mysteries of the harp, asking harpist Bridget Kibbey and composer Kati Agócs how an ancient instrument thrives in a modern context.

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Navigating Choppy Dramatic Waters to Find a Musical Oasis

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews The Enchanted Island, arguing that it may be one of the Met’s musically strongest performances in quite some time, which only underscores the pastiche's dramatic shortcomings.

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When the Fourth Wall Comes Tumbling Down

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Last week, René Pape broke character to deliver a devilish ad-lib in the Met's Faust. Blogger Olivia Giovetti wonders if this was "amateur hour stuff" or the continuation of a long line of operatic pranks.

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Warm Up: Luca Pisaroni Trades Cadenzas for Canines

Saturday, December 31, 2011

How does Luca Pisaroni fill the torturous hours between wake-up and curtain up? Lots of naps, lots of running and lots of time with his four-legged friends. Read on for more in the latest installment of Warm Up.

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When the Clock Strikes '12

Friday, December 30, 2011

The New Canon takes a break from its weekly live chat and listening party in observance of the holidays, but rings in the New Year with a glimpse of what's in store for 2012.

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The Top 10 Operatic Drinking Songs

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sidle up to a sidecar, take a Manhattan or just unwind with a wine as we get into the New Year's spirit with a countdown of opera's ten best drinking tunes.

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Why Opera Boston's Closing Should Really Scare New Yorkers

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti reflects on the abrupt closing of Opera Boston and the precedent it sets for the similarly-beleaguered New York City Opera.

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Berlin's Operatic Rule of Three

Monday, December 26, 2011

Opera fans in Berlin can have their pick of three major opera houses, each with distinctive approaches to tradition. Blogger Olivia Giovetti recently sampled the offerings and gives her report.

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This One Went to '11

Friday, December 23, 2011

The New Canon takes a break from live chats until the New Year, but salutes 2011 with a survey of the year's best.

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Is This Seat Taken?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Who owns seats—full or empty—in concert halls and opera houses? Do they belong to the theater? The ticket-holder? And does that make a difference if you're switching a seat? Blogger Olivia Giovetti considers these questions.

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The Best of 2011 in Opera

Monday, December 19, 2011

In a season of Best-Of lists, Operavore Olivia Giovetti names her own picks for standouts of 2011. Find out what made the cut, and leave your own nominations in the comments.

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Hebrew Hammers with Judd Greenstein

Friday, December 16, 2011

This Friday at 1 pm, The New Canon gets a head start on Chanukah by exploring the immense influence Jewish composers have had on music on the whole, in conversation with composer Judd Greenstein.

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Warm Up: Iestyn Davies Applies Practical Magic to His Falsetto

Friday, December 16, 2011

In the latest of our Warm-Up series, Olivia Giovetti talks to Iestyn Davies about how a countertenor prepares his voice for a performance -- and doesn't mind a few jokes along the way.

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Anthony Amato, Impresario of Small Grand Opera, Dies at 91

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Anthony Amato, co-founder of the Amato Opera, died on Tuesday. For over six decades, his company was a fixture on the downtown arts scene.

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Inheriting the Wind

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

With James Levine's departure from the Met an imminent inevitability, blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at several possibilities for his successor.

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Silver Screen Wagner Vies for Oscar Gold

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The music and imagery of Wagner turns up in two Oscar frontrunners: Melancholia and A Dangerous Method. Blogger Olivia Giovetti considers their respective merits.

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Sonic Stocking Stuffers

Friday, December 09, 2011

The New Canon takes a quick winter break from its weekly live chat listening party, but comes bearing gifts of several new albums bound to jingle your bells.

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The Operavore 2011 Gift Guide

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Does the opera buff on your shopping list prefer early music or Russian romantics? How about a Wagner set? Here's five acts worth of CDs and DVDs to make spirits bright.

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An Honor Just to Be Nominated

Monday, December 05, 2011

This year's operatic Grammy Award nominees are a motley assortment, writes blogger Olivia Giovetti. While she finds much to admire in each recording, she wonders what purpose this award ultimately serves.

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