Our front cover features a scene from Die Walküre in Opera Australia’s new Ring cycle.
Inside this issue:
Aleksandra Kurzak in conversation with Eric Myers as she prepares to sing Liù in Puccini’s Turandot at the Met.
Carol Vaness talks about Donna Anna in our series Great Singers in Great Roles.
As the Bayerische Staatsoper and Teatro Real Madrid both prepare to present Weinberg’s The Passenger, Alexander Laskowski traces the journey from Auschwitz to opera of the woman who wrote the work on which the opera is based, Zofia Posmysz.
The conductor Adrian Boult had a long relationship with Wagner’s Parsifal, explored here by Nigel Simeone.
We have full listings of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts and reviews from around the world include: Elektra at Covent Garden; L’elisir d’amore in Mexico City; the Ring in Brisbane and in Shanghai; Thea Musgrave’s Mary, Queen of Scots in Leipzig; Jan Kučera’s Don Buoso in Prague; Carmen in New York; Die schweigsame Frau in Karlsruhe; L’amore dei tre re at La Scala; Otello in Poznań; The Nose in Chicago; La rondine in Turin; Lohengrin in Amsterdam; Götterdämmerung in Zurich
Our Disc of the Month is the DVD of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg from the Deutsche Oper Berlin, with Heidi Stober (Eva), Annika Schlicht (Magdalene), Klaus Florian Vogt (Walther), Philipp Jekal (Beckmesser) and Johan Reuter (Hans Sachs), conducted by John Fiore and directed by Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito and Anna Viebrock (Naxos).
Stage Door young artist of the month is the soprano Emily Pogerelc, who will be singing Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in June.Order This Issue Subscribe