Olivia Giovetti

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All in the Timing with Wergo, Hilary Hahn, Hauschka and More

Monday, May 28, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we help German label Wergo celebrate 50 years of groundbreaking music with a handpicked selection from their 5-disc, commemorative box set, Music of Our Time, featuring music by Nono, Stravinsky, Schnebel, Stockhausen and Cage. It's our album (or, rather, albums) of the week.

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The Cleveland Orchestra Goes Dark with Salome

Friday, May 25, 2012

Nine Stemme and Eric Owens offered standout performances in Thursday's concert performance of Strauss's Salome by the Cleveland Orchestra. Blogger Olivia Giovetti reviews the rainy-night performance.

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Top 10 Most Miserable Opera Characters

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Misery loves company, which leaves it in good, well, company in the world of opera. Read on for Olivia Giovetti's ten most miserable characters in the canon, and leave your own nominations.

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The Life Operatic with Wes Anderson

Monday, May 21, 2012

With Wes Anderson's newest film, Moonrise Kingdom, set to open this Friday, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti looks at the operatic overtones set by the film director.

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Key Concepts with Michael Mizrahi, Orion Weiss and More

Monday, May 21, 2012

This week, a visit with the NOW Ensemble's pianist Michael Mizrahi, whose solo recording "The Bright Motion" is our Album of the Week and available this month.

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Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Leading Interpreter of Lieder and Opera, Dies at 86

Friday, May 18, 2012

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, hailed as one of the great interpreters of lieder of the last century, died early Friday in the Bavarian Alps.

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Recording Roundup: Gloom, Doom and Some Luscious Lieder

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Operavore Olivia Giovetti looks at some new lieder album releases, contrasted against some plucky opera recordings now available.

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City Opera Revives Telemann (and Itself) with Orpheus

Monday, May 14, 2012

To round out its first season away from Lincoln Center, New York City Opera has unveiled Telemann's Orpheus. Blogger Olivia Giovetti traveled to Spanish Harlem to hear the results.

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Experiments in Opera Reopens its Laboratory with Some Mad Musical Scientists

Monday, May 14, 2012

Experiments in Opera, a composer-driven collective, presented its spring series last week. Blogger Olivia Giovetti considers the results, which featured laugh tracks, graphic novels and radio transmitters.

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Everything Old is New Again with Rued Langgaard, Erik Chisholm and more

Monday, May 14, 2012

This week on the New Canon, we take an in-depth look at our Album of the Week, the first volume of Danish composer Rued Langgaard's string quartets courtesy of the Nightingale String Quartet for Dacapo Records.

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The Jesus and Opera Chain

Friday, May 11, 2012

With three musicals currently on Broadway featuring depictions of Jesus, Operavore blogger Olivia Giovetti examines the religious figure's relative absence from the opera stage—for now, at least.

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Beyond 'The Planets,' a Host of Musical Identities in Holst

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Gustav Holst may be best-known for his orchestral suite The Planets but he has a host of operas to his name written over the course of his life. Blogger Olivia Giovetti considers the merits of two standouts.

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Opera's Youth in Revolt

Monday, May 07, 2012

"The problems of opera in the 21st Century have nothing to do with age and everything to do with maturity," writes Olivia Giovetti, who considers a production called The Armida Project.

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New Music from John Luther Adams, Cornelius Dufallo and Wolfgang Rihm

Monday, May 07, 2012

This week on The New Canon, we spin our Album of the Week, John Luther Adams's Songbirdsongs, in its entirety, along with newly minted material from Rihm, Dufallo and more. 

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Reanimating 'Butterfly'

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Olivia Giovetti looks at the connection between opera and the world of anime and manga, in light of a new production of Madama Butterfly that fuses both.

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The Sun Yat-Sen Also Rises

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Olivia Giovetti puts the political controversies aside to examine the musical value of Huang Ruo's controversial opera, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen.

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Chorally Fixated on Arvo Pärt and Eric Whitacre

Monday, April 30, 2012

This week, the New Canon gets vocal with new choral works by Eric Whitacre and Bob Chilcott, plus a stunning menagerie of pieces by Arvo Pärt via our Album of the Week.

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Downtown, Wotan Gets Ready to Rumble

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Performance Lab 115's take on Wagner's Ring Cycle transfers the 16-hour music drama to an '80s wrestling ring. Blogger Olivia Giovetti gives her review.

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The Greatest Opera You've Never Seen

Thursday, April 26, 2012

We all love to talk about the operas that we have seen, but Olivia Giovetti believes it's more fun to talk about the operas we haven't seen. Share your confessions of oversights here!

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What Becomes a Legend Most?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

In light of two new works based on Renaissance texts, blogger Olivia Giovetti wonders how much distance between event and art makes for an effective, historically-based opera.

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