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WORLD TOUR: Harriman lineup for 2012-2013 features wide variety, international fare

HARRIMAN-JEWELL SERIES ANNOUNCES BOLD NEW SEASON                     
Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Cuba, Russia, Scotland, China, Canada, Australia: The Harriman-Jewell Series’ 2012-2013 season boasts one of the most cosmopolitan rosters in its 46-year history, and also one of the most varied. The goal, says executive director Clark Morris, is to maintain the international excellence for which the Series is known while achieving an impressive variety of content.

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LIKE A PHOENIX

Renowned tenor makes American recital debut on Harriman-Jewell Series
In 2007, Giuseppe Filianoti feared his opera career might be over. The Italian-born singer, whom critics were calling one of the leading tenors of his generation, underwent surgery to remove a cancerous thyroid gland, and in the aftermath one of his vocal chords became completely paralyzed.

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In Review

Tenor displays suave lyricism, broad emotional range

Italian tenor Giuseppe Filianoti possesses a clear, honest voice that is imbued with pathos and a sort of sunny heroism in the upper range, as well as firm pitch control overall. But his real strength is his wide emotional range, which can embrace everything from sorrow to ebullience, resignation to determination.

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REVIEW: KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY

NATIVE DAUGHTER: A Colorful Homecoming for DiDonato at the Kauffmann Center

The Kauffmann Center’s Helzberg Hall has certainly seen its share of impressive performances throughout this auspicious inaugural season, and last night’s Symphony spectacular proved to be one of the more ambitious and successful of these endeavors to date. For the first time, the hall itself became attuned to the program as careful synchronization of colorful lighting enhanced the nuances of each work.

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IN REVIEW

KC REP PRESENTS POWERFUL DRAMA OF SLAVERY, FREEDOM, FAITH
In one of the first exchanges of Matthew Lopez’ The Whipping Man,former slave owner Caleb DeLeon begins shouting orders to former slave Simon – fetch this, fetch that. It is days after the end of the Civil War, and Simon winces, surprised that his former master has not yet grasped the new order of things: namely, that he can’t give orders any more.

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