The Cunning Little Vixon

By Leos Janácek Houston Grand Opera Wortham Center Houston, TX May 4-12, 2007 Produced by Chas Rader-Shieber Lisa Saffer: Vixen Sharp-Ears Hector Vásquez: Forester Sung in English with English surtitles http://www.houstongrandopera.org Furry things are in the air in Houston right  ...

La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola Merola Opera Program Cowell Theater San Francisco July 13 and 15, 2007 http://www.sfopera.com/merola.asp Once upon a time there was a poor unloved girl who sat by the fire and stirred the ashes. And she got  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Nikolay Didenko as Colline, Garrett Sorenson as Rodolfo and Joshua Hopkins as Marcello. Photo: Andrew Cloud. Remember when poverty was romantic? La bohème, the ultimate homage to a risky but free-wheeling lifestyle, came out in top  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Bluebeard’s Castle and L’Enfant et les Sortileges One Act Operas by Bela Bartok and Maurice Ravel In Hungarian and French with supertitles Conducted by Jonathan Khuner Berkeley Opera May 3-11, 2008 http://www.berkeleyopera.org/ Sometimes the appetizer tastes ‘way  ...

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

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  ...

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:  ...

Chasing Ghosts Book Review

Chasing Ghosts Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective by Paul Reickhoff New American Library, 2006 http://paulrieckhoff.com/home/index.asp Among the throngs of books on the Iraq fiasco, Chasing Ghosts must have the best opening sentence: “George Bush had  ...

Turandot

Turandot by Giacomo Puccini Opera Ireland Dublin: Gaiety Theatre November 14-18, 2007 Conductor: Bruno Dl Bon Dirctor: Dieter Kaegi Set & Lighting Designer: Paul Keogan Turandot: Stefania Spaggiari Timur: Brian Jauhlainen website Pity poor Franco Alfano. Alfano  ...