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  • Facing the music
    Royal Opera House music director Sir Antonio Pappano explains why directors should be encouraged to take risks and grapple with subtexts in opera
  • Egyptian glories
    Yehuda Shapiro reports from the sessions for Warner Classics' new recording of Aida
  • Life with my voice
    Soprano Magdalena Anna Hofmann takes stock of her success as she prepares for a season packed with Wagner, Dvořák and Reznicek
  • Critical thinking
    Drama and virtuosity in the operas of Giuseppe Verdi
  • Squillo
    Michael White considers some productions that stretch the definition of opera to its breaking point


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