Houston Ballet

Swan Lake Houston BalletJune 11, 2009Houston, TXhttp://www.houstonballet.org/Sara Webb and Connor Walsh.  Photo by Amitava Sarkar.There's nothing quite like finding out your girlfriend's day job is being a swan. Siegfried and Odette, in Stanton Welch's Swan Lake, have the ultimate  ...

Pina Bausch, A Remembrance

Pina Bausch—A remembranceReprinted from culturevulture.net writer Susan Yung’sSundayArts Blog for WNET New Yorkhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/?p=192&preview=truePina Bausch. Photo: Jonathan Barth."Bamboo Blues" by Pina Bausch. Pablo Aran Gimeno and Ruth Amarante. Photo: Ulli Weiss.The great German choreographer Pina Bausch passed away on June  ...

Beth Soll

Beth Soll and CompanyLament/Kvetch...and Romp!Cunningham Studio Theater, New YorkApril 18,19, 2009Photo: Erin BaianoThe human body can be markedly mundane or inconsequential in its expression, or it can tell us the truth about everything. I suppose that’s what keeps us  ...

Don Giovanni, Santa Fe

Don GiovanniBy Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto by Lorenzo da PonteConducted by Lawrence RenesSanta Fe OperaIn repertory through August 27, 2009http://www.santafeopera.org/Lucas Meachem (DonGiovanni). Photo: Ken Howard.Ah, Don Giovanni, perhaps the greatest lover of legend, seducer of thousands, portrayed by everybody from  ...

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart San Francisco Opera October 13-November 3, 2007 Conductor: Donald Runnicles Director: Stanley M. Garner Tamino: Piotr Beczala Pamina: Dina Kuznetsova Papageno: Christopher maltman The Queen of the Night: Erika Miklósa Sarastro:  ...

culturevulture.net – review

By Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Based on works of John Luther Long and David Belasco San Francisco Opera December 1-8, 2007 Conductor Donald Runnicles Directed by Kathleen Belcher Production conceived by Ron Daniels Designed by  ...

Macbeth

Macbeth Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei After the play by William Shakespeare San Francisco Opera November 14-December 2, 2007 Conducted by Massimo Zanetti Directed Thomas Hampson Lady Macbeth Georgina Lukács Macduff:  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Lucia di Lammermoor By Gaetano Donizetti Text by Salvadore Cammarano after Sir Walter Scott Directed by Graham Vick and Marco Gandini San Francisco Opera June 17-July 5 http://www.sfopera.com/ June is the month of brides but the one walking down  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Opera in two acts by Rachel Portman Libretto by Nicholas Wright After the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery San Francisco Opera Presented by Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley Directed by Francesca Zambello May 1-11, 2008 http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/ “A rose is  ...

culturevulture.net – review

by Jake Heggie Houston Grand Opera March, 2008 Frederica von Stade as Madeline, Keith Phares s Charlie, Kristin Clayton as Beatrice Jake Heggie, pianist http://www.houstongrandopera.org/ Frederica von Stade is reason enough to show up at  ...