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Dissecting Callas, a Daylong Extravaganza

December 8, 2023 | David Patrick Stearns, Musical America
Maria Callas’s 100th birthday on Dec. 2 became such an inescapable event in the opera world that she might as well have risen from the dead. Looking like Medea in disguise as Audrey Hepburn, Callas stared out of magazine covers, Facebook … »Read


Music Critics Start to Eye Maestro

December 8, 2023 | Sarah Shay, Musical America
Far more classical music lovers will see Bradley Cooper’s Maestro once its available on Netflix in late December than during its current limited release in movie theaters. Those seeking a “soup to nuts” chronicle of the protean … »Read


Dido's Ghost, a Spooky Sequel to Purcell's Original

December 7, 2023 | Steven Winn, Musical America
SAN FRANCISCO—It’s all about Dido at the end of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas , the Carthaginian queen’s grief expressed in her death-scene lament that implores us to “Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate.” … »Read


The Callas Box: An Expert Assessment. [Part II of II]

December 6, 2023 | Peter Clark, Musical America
Following continues Peter Clark’s review of La Divina: Maria Callas in All Her Roles, a 135-disc collection of all of her commercial recordings and many of her live performances. Part I was posted yesterday. Verdi's La Traviata , one of her … »Read


The Callas Box: An Expert Assessment. [Part I of II]

December 5, 2023 | Peter Clark, Musical America
I once heard Leonard Bernstein ask a woodwind player to play a solo passage as a singer would phrase it. “Did you ever hear Callas sing?,” he said. Bernstein knew whereof he spoke, having conducted the great Greek-American diva in her … »Read


In the U.K.: Anthony McGill as 'One of America's Finest'

December 5, 2023 | Clive Paget, Musical America
LONDON—A stone’s throw from the Barbican Centre, Milton Court is a home for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a place where the Barbican can present chamber works as part of its far-sighted Milton Court Artist-in-Residence … »Read




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