Turn of the Screw, Houston

Turn of the ScrewBenjamin BrittenHouston Grand OperaJanuary 29, 2010www.houstongrandopera.orgAndrew Kennedy (Quint) and Michael Kepler Meo (Miles). Photo by Felix SanchezHouston Grand Opera reaches its half-way point of its stellar six-year Benjamin Britten cycle with Turn of the Screw ,  ...

Tosca, Houston

Toscaby Giacomo PucciniHouston Grand OperaJanuary 23, 2010Houston, TXwww.houstongrandopera.orgPatricia Racette (Tosca) and Alexey Dolgov (Cavaradossi) in HGO's new production of Puccini's Tosca  Photo by Felix SanchezSuicide, torture, attempted rape—no, not the Fox Television hit show, 24, but Tosca, Puccini's treasured  ...

A Single Man (2009)

A Single Man (2009)Director: Tom FordScreenplay: Tom FordNovel: Christopher IsherwoodColin Firth, Julianne Moore, Nicholas Houlot, Matthew Goodehttp://www.asingleman-movie.com/#/homeA Single Man is Tom Ford, the fashion designer’s, first entrée into film. To his credit, the former creative director at Gucci chose  ...

Whisper House, San Diego

Whisper HouseWorld PremiereMusic and Lyrics by Duncan SheikBook and Lyrics by Kyle JarrowThe Old Globe San DiegoJanuary 13-February 21, 2010 www.TheOldGlobe.org David Poe and Holly Brook as Ghosts. Photo by Craig SchwartzWhisper House is the astounding new  ...

Helgi Tomasson’s Swan Lake, San Francisco Ballet

Swan Lake (San Francisco Ballet Program 1, 2010)Ballet in four acts and a prologueMusic by Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyChoreography by Helgi Tomasson (after Marius Petipas and Lev Ivanov for Act II and the Black Swan pas de deux of Act  ...

San Francisco Ballet Gala

San Francisco Ballet Opening Night Gala (2010)Silver Celebration—Honoring Helgi Tomasson’s 25 Years as Artistic DirectorMixed bill from the repertoryWar Memorial Opera House, San FranciscoJanuary 20, 2010http://www.sfballet.org/performancestickets/2010season.aspNutnaree Pipit-Suksun and Pierre-François Vilanoba in Tomasson's 7 For Eight.© Erik TomassonHelgi Tomasson soaked  ...

Replica, Jonah Bokaer, NYC

ReplicaJonah Bokaer, Daniel Arsham and Judith Sánchez RuízThe New MuseumNew York, New YorkDecember 10, 2009http://www.newmuseum.org/events/388http://www.jonahbokaer.net/Photo: Michael HartSpace is ripe with drama in Jonah Bokaer's Replica, recently presented as part of the RE: NEW RE: PLAY residency series at the  ...

The Whirling Dervishes, SF

The Whirling DervishesPalace of Fine Arts TheatreSan Francisco, CAFriday 11 December 2009www.ciis.eduwww.hayatidedi.orgA quick look at the books in San Francisco's Union Square Borders history section spoke volumes. Military history occupied several bookcases. And there below titles on European history  ...

Brazil, DVD Collection

Brazil (1985)a film by Terry GillamCriterion Collection DVDhttp://www.criterion.com/films/211   When I set out to review *The Criterion Collection*’s 3 disk version ofTerry Gilliam’s 1985 film *Brazil*, I decided to watch the bowdlerized 94minute studio cut of the film- the  ...

Aurelia’s Oratorio, U.S. Tour

Aurelia’s OratorioU.S. tourConceived and directed by Victoria Thierree ChaplinStarring Aurelia ThierreeWith Jaime MartinezBerkeley Repertory TheatreDecember 4-January 24, 2009-10www.berkeleyrep.orgPhoto: Richard Haughton“Aurelia’s Oratorio” uses the music of the body to sing a new song. Part modern circus (think Cirque du Soleil  ...