Suzanne WeissSan Francisco,
Arrigo Boito’s “Mefistofele” one of the great operas? The Devil you say! The classic dichotomy of its subject, good and evil, angels and demons, is almost embodied in this opera, which has some lovely and lyrical music and much that ...
‘The Gospel of Mary Magdalene’
Music and libretto by Mark AdamoDirected by Kevin NewburyConducted by Michael ChristieSan Francisco Opera (world premiere)June 19-July 7, 2013
The good news is: Mark Adamo’s music is, if not notable, ...
‘The Tales of Hoffmann’
By Jacques OffenbachLibretto by Jules Barbier and Michel CarréDirected by Laurent PellyConducted by Patrick FournillierSan Francisco OperaJune 5-July 6, 2013
The course of true love never did run smooth and, in the case of ...
‘Trouble in Tahiti’
Music and text by Leonard Bernstein
‘Hand of Bridge’
Music by Samuel Barber, text by Gian Carlo MenottiOpera ParallèleConducted by Nicole PaiementConceived and directed by Brian StaufenbielApril 26-28, 2013
Don Draper would have ...
‘Cinderella’ (La Cenerentola)
By Gioachino RossiniWith Ketevan Kemoklidze, Rene Barbera, Ronnita Nicole Miller, Stacey Tappan, Alessandro Corbelli, Vito Priante, Nicola UlivieriDirected by Joan FontConducted by James ConlonLos Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough April 13, 2013
Tomas Tomasson in the title role of LA Opera's "The Flying Dutchman"Photo by Robert Millard'The Flying Dutchman'
By Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDirected by Daniel DoonerWith Tomas Tomasson, Julia Makerov, Corey Bix, James Creswell, Matthew Plenk, and Ronnita Nicole ...
From left, Lisa Chavez, La Tania, and Marnie Breckenridge in 'Ainadamar'Photo by Steve Di Bartolome
By Osvaldo GolijovLibretto by Henry David HwangConducted by Nicole PaiementDirected by Brian StaufenbielOpera Parallèle, San FranciscoFeb. 15-17, 2013
Ainadamar means “fountain of tears” ...
Opera in two acts by Giacomo PucciniLibretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe GiacosaWith Oksana Dyka, Brandon Jovanovich, Milena Kitic and Eric OwensConducted by Grant GershonDirected by Ron DanielsLos Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough Dec. 9, 2012
Melody Moore (above) stepped into the title role of San Francisco Opera's "Tosca" on opening night when Angela Gheorghiu became indisposed after Act I.Photo by Kristen Loken/San Francisco Opera
‘Tosca’ (with Moore to the Rescue)
By Giacomo PucciniLibretto by ...
Rebecca Krouner (left) as Prince Orlofsky and Elisabeth Russ as Adele in "Die Fledermaus"Photo by Pat Kirk
By Johann StraussLibretto by Carl Haffner and Richard GeneConducted by David RohrbaughDirected by Marc JacobsOpera San Jose, California Theatre, ...