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Crist shines in 2nd Story’s Master Class

Self-centeredness, tunnel vision, career obsession — these are not traits that endear us to a person. Yet without them, as Terrence McNally's absorbing Master Class makes clear, Maria Callas would not have attained her ranking as a renowned opera diva
All the right notes
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 02, 2011
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French kiss

Productions I attended at the Opéra and Opéra Comique would be rare in New York, let alone Boston — though some of the performers would be familiar.
What we don't get in Boston
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 10, 2009
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Anniversaries and other occasions

Anniversaries, however fabricated, can still be useful. This year commemorates the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn, the 150th birthday of Victor Herbert (both recently celebrated with intensive "orgies" on WHRB), the 200th anniversary of Haydn's dea
Masur's Mendelssohn, Orfeos from Norrington and Levine, the Discovery Ensemble, and the Inauguration 'performance'
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 27, 2009
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Lloyd Schwartz: the beat goes on

Classical-music critic Lloyd Schwartz recently marked his 30th year as a Phoenix contributor.
Letter from the Executive Editor
By PETER KADZIS  |  January 30, 2008
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The art of . . .

Craig Smith’s Emmanuel Music began its season with Bach, the composer it’s best known for.
Bach at Emmanuel, Boston Baroque’s Cosí fan tutte, Kiri Te Kanawa’s farewell to Boston  
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  October 16, 2007
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Beverly Sills, 1929–2007

Beverly Sills, the most loved American opera singer of her generation, died this past week from inoperable lung cancer at 78.
The fun diva
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  July 11, 2007