Fred Plotkin

Fred Plotkin appears in the following:

San Francisco Opera Heats Up

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Fred Plotkin reports on all of the musical attractions in San Francisco this summer and fall.
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Singular Voices: Janis Joplin

Monday, July 03, 2017

Fred Plotkin visits the “Summer of Love” exhibit in San Francisco which reminds him of the singular voice of Janis Joplin.
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O (peratic) Canada!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fred Plotkin takes a closer look at all the ways that Canada has done right by opera, in honor of the country's 150th anniversary.
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Thoughts on Opera and Gay Pride

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fred Plotkin reflects on the cultural shifts within the LGBTQ community on the opera stage and within the opera house seats.
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In Praise of Alan Gilbert

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fred Plotkin pays tribute to Alan Gilbert and his influence at the New York Philharmonic.
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A Musical Renaissance on the Italian Riviera

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Fred Plotkin takes a trip through the Genoa region of Italy for food and opera.
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The State of the Art at La Scala

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Fred Plotkin visits La Scala theater in Milan, Italy and reports on the health of its opera programs.
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When Singers Switch Roles in the Same Opera

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Fred Plotkin attends “The Little Foxes” at Manhattan Theatre Club and reflects on operas in which role switching is possible. 
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Where to Find Opera in Greater New York During Spring and Summer 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

The spring and summer months provide plenty of opera options for those in and around New York City. We've got your warm months calendar for 2017.
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Renée Fleming: An Artist of Her Time

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Fred Plotkin writes about the next stage in Renée Fleming's career and all that she has given to the world of opera.
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The Met Gala Celebrates Its Opera House

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The Met celebrated 50 years at its home in Lincoln Center. Fred Plotkin was there and shares the atmosphere.
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Learning Musical German With Irene Spiegelman

Friday, May 05, 2017

Fred Plotkin remembers German vocal coach Irene Spiegelman who trained singers at The Met from 1977 onward.
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Life Lessons From June LeBell

Monday, May 01, 2017

Fred Plotkin remembers June LeBell's remarkable career as a broadcaster at WQXR and what she meant to listeners.
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Finding the 'Sweet Spot' at the Opera House

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fred Plotkin discusses the history of acoustics at the opera, and how divas always know how to find that sweet spot on stage. 
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The Vanishing Vocal Recital (and Where to Find Some)

Monday, April 24, 2017

Fred Plotkin discusses the art of the vocal recital, and why it’s still vital for performers and audiences.
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Of Dress Codes and Social Codes at the Opera

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Fred Plotkin discusses the issue of dress codes at the opera and how self-expression and respect for certain traditions are not mutually exclusive.
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Can America Keep Pace With European Opera?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Fred Plotkin attempts to answer a question that he is frequently asked by international opera-goers: Why there are so many more stars and opera productions in Europe?
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Alberto Zedda: Rossini’s Best Friend

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Operavore's Fred Plotkin remembers conductor Alberto Zedda, who passed away March 6 and who boosted Gioachino Rossini as one of the great opera composers.
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Catching Up With Tenor Fabio Armiliato

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fred Plotkin sits down with Fabio Armiliato as the tenor prepares for his New York return to City Opera in the role of Enrico in Ottorino Respighi’s "La Campana Sommersa."
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Celebrating Arturo Toscanini at 150

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Arturo Toscanini looms large over opera and classical music. Fred Plotkin writes of the exacting maestro on his 150th birth anniversary.
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