Agrippina – George Frideric Handel

Agrippina - George Frideric HandelAgrippina was only Handel’s third full-length opera. Composed for the sophisticated opera audience of Venice at the end of Handel’s five years’ stay in Italy, it is clear that his talent has matured from his  ...

Die Tote Stadt- culturevulture.net – review

By Erich Wolfgang Korngold Libretto by Paul Schott (aka Julius and Erich Korngold) After Georges Rodenbach’s “Bruges-la-Morte” San Francisco Opera September 23-October 12, 2008 Conducted by Donald Runnicles Directed by Meisje Hummel http://www.sfopera.com/ In the dead city there are ghosts  ...

Simon Boccanegra- culturevulture.net – review

By Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave Revised by Arrigo Boito San Francisco Opera September 5-27 Donald Runnicles, Conductor Directed by David Edwards http://www.sfopera.com/ “Simon Boccanegra” got a bad rap from the very beginning. The first version, which premiered  ...

Bonesetter’s Daughter- culturevulture.net – review

Opera by Stewart Wallace and Amy Tan San Francisco Opera September 13-October 3, 2008 Conducted by Steven Sloane Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng http://www.sfopera.com/ When you talk about opera, spectacle may immediately come to mind. Royalty, whether Russian, Italian, Spanish  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Satyagraha Opera by composer Philip Glass Libretto by Philip Glass and Constance DeJong Metropolitan Opera, New York April 11, 19, 22, 25, 28, and May 1, 2008 http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/ Satyagraha by Philip Glass (music and co-author of the  ...

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti Opera Ireland Dublin: RDS Concert Hall 25th May to 2nd June, 2007 Limerick: University Concert Hall, 7th June Conductor: Gianluca Martinenghi Director: Dieter Kaegi Don Pasquale: Marcel Vanaud Norina: Silvia Colombini Ernesto:  ...

culturevulture.net – review

By Benjamin Britten Houston Grand Opera Production Stage Manager: Neil Armfield Conductor: Patrick Summers Daniel Belcher: Billy Budd Andrew Kennedy: Edward Fairfax Vere Phillp Ens: John Claggart April 24, 27, May 2, 4, 9, 2008 http://www.houstongrandopera.org/page.aspx?pageid=12016918 In these dark days  ...

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  ...