Madame Butterfly, Santa Fe

Madame ButterflyBy Giacomo Puccini Santa Fe Opera7/4/10Conductor Anthony WalkerDirector Lee Blakeleyhttp://www.santafeopera.org/Photo: Ken Howard“Spinto” Sopranos are those special singers who have the ability to hit all the high notes with the lightness and delicacy of a lyric voice, but possess,  ...

Götterdämmerung, LA Opera

Götterdämmerung and The Ring Cycle Eric Halfvorsen (center, in yellow) as Hagenin the LA Opera production of "Götterdämmerung"Photo by Monika Rittershaus By Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonLA OperaThrough June  ...

Siegfried, LA Opera

SiegfriedJohn Treleaven (left) as Siegfried and Linda Watson as Brünnhilde in LA Opera's production of "Siegfried"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA Opera"The Ring of the Nibelungen" through June 26, 2010www.laoperaring.com(see video  ...

Die Walküre, LA Opera

Die WalküreVitalij Kowaljow as Wotan (left)and Linda Watson as Brünnhildein LA Opera's "Die Walküre"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles"The Ring" through June 26, 2010http://www.laoperaring.com/(see video clip  ...

Das Rheingold, LA Opera

Das RheingoldRichard Paul Fink (center) as Alberich in LA Opera's "Das Rheingold"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles"Der Ring des Nibelungen" through June 26, 2010www.laoperaring.com/(see video clip  ...

Die Walküre, SF Opera

Die WalküreNina Stemme as Brünnhilde in San Francisco Opera's "Die Walküre"Photo by Cory WeaverBy Richard WagnerDirected by Francesca ZambelloConducted by Donald RunniclesSan Francisco OperaJune 10-June 30, 2010http://sfopera.com/o/292.asp(see video clip below)Can it be possible for a soprano to be more  ...

La Fanciulla del West, SF Opera

La Fanciulla del West(The Girl of the Golden West)Salvatore Licitra and Deborah Voigt in San Francisco Opera's "La Fanciulla del West"Photo by Cory WeaverBy Giacomo PucciniLibretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo ZangariniAfter the play by David BelascoSan Francisco OperaJune  ...

Faust, SF Opera

Faust (San Francisco Opera, 2010)Stefano Secco and Patricia Racette in San Francisco Opera's "Faust"Photo by Cory WeaverOpera in five acts (performed in three for this production)By Charles François GounodLibretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré (from Goethe)Directed by Jose  ...

Hamlet, Washington National Opera

Hamlet Liam Bonner and Elizabeth Futral in Ambroise Thomas' "Hamlet" at Washington National Opera Opera in five acts Music by Ambroise Thomas Libretto in French by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier, adapted from William Shakespeare’s play "Hamlet" Conducted  ...

Capriccio, Philadelphia

Capriccioby Richard StraussAcademy of Vocal Arts,  Helen Corning Warden TheaterPhiladelphia, PAMarch 2, 2010http://www.avaopera.org/Is it the words or the music? that make the stuff of operatic dreams. Richard Strauss doesn’t answer that in his last opera Capriccio but gets some  ...