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Table Of Contents: October 2020

October 2020 Cover 1020


Vol. 85, No. 4

Classical Music in the Streaming Era • Tuned-In Talk: Podcasts • Vinyl's Enduring Charm • Vintage Broadway Gold • Parma's Verdi Festival • Exclusive Preview: Ermonela Jaho on Record

Rolando Villazon thmb 1020The Rolando Connection
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Tenor, director and producer Rolando Villazón is busier than ever.
By Fred Cohn
Portraits by Dario Acosta
Shutting out the Silence thmb 1020Shutting Out the Silence
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Classical-music streaming services have changed listening habits. 
By Charles Shafaieh
Illustration by Robert Neubecker
Rare Soul thmb 1020Rare Soul
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A new recording by soprano Ermonela Jaho captures the spirit of verismo.
By Louise T. Guinther 
Local Color meo thmb 1020Local Color
Parma’s annual Verdi Festival ceebrates the composer on his own turf.
By Fred Cohn 
Golden Age thmb 1020Golden Age
The original-cast albums of the 1950s and ’60s captured the magic of Broadway.
By Eric Myers 
Tuned in Talk thmb 1020Tuned-In Talk
Classical-music Podcasts are good listening.
By Joe Cadagin
Illustration by Robert Neubecker
The Lion Still Roars thmb 1020The Lion Still Roars
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Titta Ruffo’s recordings remain singularly thrilling.
By David J. Baker 
Highest Fidelity thmb 1020Highest Fidelity
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Has the sound of vinyl LPs ever been matched?
By William R. Braun
Illustration by Robert Neubecker
In Review
Essentials October Listening 1020October Listening Essentials
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Ninety minutes of musical selections from Ermonela Jaho, Rolando Villazón, Julie Andrews, Andrea Bocelli and other stars, inspired by OPERA NEWS's October 2020 "Listening Issue."
Viewpoint Davy thmb 1020Viewpoint: Amplified Listening
By F. Paul Driscoll
Sound Bites THMB 1020Sound Bites: Andrey Zhilikhovsky
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A baritone travels from a village in Moldava to the Bolshoi and the Met.
By F. Paul Driscoll 
Noteworthy Barton thmb 1020Noteworthy & Now
By Eloise Giegerich
Operapedia Caruso thmb 1020Operapedia: Broadcasts & Recordings
Henry Stewart listens in on the history of opera off the stage.
Nonstandard Rep thmb 1020The Nonstandard Rep: Natural Impulse
Georges Bizet’s other operas
By Joanne Sydney Lessner 
Antique Gold thmb 1020Books: Antique Gold
Historical treatises on the craft of singing have plenty to offer contemporary singers.
By Judith Malafronte 
Obituaries Tucci thmb 1020Obituaries
Italian soprano Gabriella Tucci; arts manager, musician and conductor Edward Alley; arts critic Richard Covello.
Liner Notes STine thmb 1020Liner Notes: R. L. Stine
The prolific Fear Street and Goosebumps author discusses what he loves about opera.
By Louise T. Guinther

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