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September 2020

This month we feature the great Grace Bumbry, seen on the cover as Amneris, one of her classic roles. We launch a new series — or rather build on one that ran several decades ago — of Great Singers in Great Roles with Bumbry talking about one of Verdi’s most celebrated mezzo-soprano parts.

  • A profile of the bel canto soprano Jessica Pratt
  • The musicologist Roger Parker on working with Opera Rara
  • A tribute to the conductor Richard Bonynge on his 90th birthday
  • The great Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz’s place in music
  • A forgotten interview with the composer Pietro Mascagni is reconsidered

Our ‘For the record’ guest this month is the tenor Piotr Beczała, and our ‘Disc of the month’ is Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero.

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