Olivia Giovetti

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Anna Netrebko Sets a Royal Standard as 'Anna Bolena'

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the Metropolitan Opera's opening night—and company premiere—production of Anna Bolena, perhaps the company's riskiest opening night gamble si...
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The Place Where You Go to Compose

Monday, September 26, 2011

This week on the New Canon, we catch up with itsnotyouitsme in the wake of their third studio album, Everybody's Pain is Magnificent, their upcoming performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge ...

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New York City Opera Announces Casting Details of its 2011-12 Season

Monday, September 26, 2011

New York City Opera announces the casting details for its 2011-12 season; does this mean the company is headed toward an agreement with AGMA?

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'Kocho': A 'Butterfly' by Any Other Name

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews Kocho, a Noh-inspired opera presented by Beth Morrison Projects and featuring Seattle's Garrett Fisher Ensemble. Read on for a slideshow of this intricate multimedia work.

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Top 10 Recent American Novels that Would Make Amazing Operas

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

With Elevator Repair Service's run of their Hemingway-based The Select (The Sun Also Rises), Olivia Giovetti considers the lyrical tendencies of recent American novels and their operatic potential. 

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Just How Good is Les Arts Florissants's 'Atys'?

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blogger Olivia Giovetti would happily pay $460 to see each of the four subsequent performances of Atys at BAM. Read her review to find out why.

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Balancing Acts

Monday, September 19, 2011

This week on the New Canon, Kronos cellist Jeffrey Zeigler goes three-for-three in the chat room alongside his wife, the luminous composer Paola Prestini, both talking about their upc...

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Andrea the Giant

Monday, September 19, 2011

With singers like Andrea Bocelli, how do you mitigate talent with popstar status? And when you have as many fans of Bocelli, does it actually matter? Olivia Giovetti ponders this in l...
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10 Opera Recordings to Get this Fall

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Olivia Giovetti names 10 opera and vocal releases to look out for this fall season, ranging from full-length Vivaldi to a long-overdue Wagner compilation.

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10(+) Operas to Hear This Fall

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Want more vocal music this season? Anna Netrebko loses her head, Nico Muhly experiments with polygamy, William Christie puts on his dancing shoes and Angela Meade goes to Carnegie Hall.

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Twenty Iconic Opera Roles In Which Helen Mirren Would Have Ruled

Monday, September 12, 2011

NPR may have recently postulated what 20 male movie roles Helen Mirren should have taken on, but Olivia Giovetti goes one step further and asks what operatic roles wold benefit from the Mirren touch.

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Transposing Temperature: Hot and Cold

Monday, September 12, 2011

Can we finally put away our winter coats and sweaters? In the last week or so, it certainly seems that way. We've been sweating and schvitzing and baking in this heat—though every now and then I still find myself reaching for a jacket. This season in New York has featured some highly schizophrenic weather (thanks, global warming!) that reminds me of that addictive ode to love bipolar by Katy Perry.

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From Bach to Bali

Monday, September 12, 2011

This week, we talk with composers Vivian Fung and Ray Lustig about their new works for the Metropolis Ensemble. Join us for an online listening party and free-form conversation with ...

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Send in the (Insane) Clowns

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Olivia Giovetti can't stop listening to "Leck mich im Arsch," a Mozart cover by the rap duo Insane Clown Posse. So is it infantile and misrepresentative of the source material? Or a s...
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Risky Business

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

For singers -- whose bodies are their instruments -- is riding a motorbike without a helmet any more acceptable or any less risky than smoking? Olivia Giovetti examines the circumstan...
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Working It

Monday, September 05, 2011

The New Canon may be taking a break from a live chat this week in honor of Labor Day, but that doesn't mean we're not slacking off from giving you three new releases that really work....

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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

Go 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 ...

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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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