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Table Of Contents: August 2020

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Vol. 85, No. 2

SFO Music Director Eun Sun Kim • Mezzo Maryann McCormick • A Brave Old World: Juilliard415 • The Legacy of Master Class • New Teaching Values • Sound Bites: SeokJong Baek • As the Windmill Turns: Reading Don Quixote in Quarantine

American Export thmb 820American Export
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Tenor Charles Castronovo, born and trained in the U.S., is flourishing in Europe.
By A.J. Goldmann 
Hard to Master thmb 820Hard to Master
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Terrence McNally’s Master Class, loosely based on Maria Callas’s work at Juilliard, embodies the dos and don’ts—but mostly don’ts—for instructors and students.
By Oussama Zahr  
Truth Teller thmb 820Truth Teller
MaryAnn McCormick sings and teaches with unfailing honesty.
By F. Paul Driscoll
Portraits by Dario Acosta
Baroque Engagement thmb 820Baroque Engagement
Juilliard’s Historical Performance program prepares Baroque players for a changed musical landscape.
By Adam Wasserman 
Positive Figure thmb 820Positive Figure
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Eun Sun Kim is an inspired choice for San Francisco Opera’s music directorship.
By Georgia Rowe 
New Values thmb 820New Values
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How the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard Conservatory met the challenges of distanced learning.
By Stephanie Blythe 
Illustration by Robert Neubecker 
Western Symphony thmb 820Western Symphony
Los Angeles’s Colburn School is a vital part of the city’s rich musical life.
By Simon Williams 
Limited Repertory thmb 820Limited Repertory
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Are there new lessons in Camus’s Plague?
By David J. Baker
As the Windmill Turns thmb 820As the Windmill Turns
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A new novel inspires a deep dive into the Don Quixote story.
By William R. Braun 
Accent on Youth thmb 820Accent on Youth
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Kamala Sankaram’s new Glimmerglass commission is The Jungle Book.
By Daniel J. Kushner 
In Review
Viewpoint Dutchman thmb 920Viewpoint: Uncharted Waters
By F. Paul Driscoll
Noteworthy Cooke 820Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Sound Bites Seokjong Baek thmb 820Sound Bites: SeokJong Baek
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A South Korean baritone moves up to tenor repertory.
By F. Paul Driscoll 
Nonstandard Rep Saint Saens thmb 820The Nonstandard Rep: Grand Ambition
Camille Saint-Saëns's other operas
By David J. Baker 
Obituaries Mesple thmb 820Obituaries
French coloratura Mady Mesplé, Met stalwart John Macurdy, peerless French baritone Gabriel Bacquier, conductor Joel Revzen, tenor Angelo Lo Forese, Gerda Lissner Foundation president Stephen DeMaio. 
Best of Best Schwarzkopf thmb 820Best of the Best: Don Giovanni 
We asked our critics for their favorite recordings of a few Giovanni excerpts.
By Henry Stewart 

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