Michael Wade SimpsonSanta Fe,
Poster image from Santa Fe Opera's "The Last Savage"Photo from company website
Singing Naked—And Not Just in the Shower
“The Last Savage”Opera in three acts by Gian Carlo MenottiDirected by Ned CantyStarring Daniel Okulitch, Anna ChristyPresented by Santa ...
Mark Delavan as Wotan and Nina Stemme as Brünnhilde in the climatic moments of "Die Walküre" in San Francisco's "Ring."Photo by Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera
The Ring of the Nibelung
“Das Rheingold”“Die Walküre”"Siegfried”“Götterdämmerung”By Richard WagnerDirected by Francesca ZambelloConducted by ...
Tamara Mumford in the title role of Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Phaedra"Photo by Kelly & Massa Photography
Philly Unveils Henze’s 'Phaedra'
By Hans Werner HenzeAmerican premiere production conceived by Robert B. DriverDesigned by Philippe ArmandConducted by Corrado RovarisOpera Company ...
Adina Nitescu and Thiago Arancam in Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Tosca"Photo courtesy of Opera Company of Philadelphia
By Giacomo PucciniConducted by Corrado RovarisDirected by Jonathan EatonOpera Company of PhiladelphiaAcademy of MusicApril 29-May 8, 2011
Even with its squirrelly ...
The cast of Castleton Festival Opera's "Albert Herring," with Brian Porter (kneeling, in hat)Photo by F&E Schmidt
The Britten Project / 'Albert Herring'
Castleton Festival OperaConducted by Lorin MaazelPresented by Cal PerformancesZellerbach Hall, BerkeleyMarch 24-27, 2011(See short video below.)
Michael Kepler Meo and Patricia Racette in "The Turn of the Screw" at LA OperaPhoto by Robert Millard
The Turn of the Screw
By Benjamin BrittenConducted by James ConlonOriginal production by Jonathan KentDirected by Francesca GilpinWith William Burden, ...
Nino Machaidze as Donna Fiorilla in "Il Turco in Italia"Photo by Robert Millard
Il Turco in Italia
By Gioachino RossiniConductor: James ConlonOriginal production by Christof LoyDirection by Axel WeidauerWith Nino Machaidze, Kate Lindsey, Simone Alberghini, Paolo Gavanelli, and Maxim ...
Margaret Mezzacappa (left) and Jan Cornelius in "Il Tabarro"Photo courtesy of the Academy of Vocal Arts
'Il Tabarro' and 'Suor Angelica' From the Academy of Vocal Arts
Perelman TheaterKimmel Center for the Performing Arts, PhiladelphiaJan. 23, 2011
Christofer Macatsoris, ...
Music and libretto by Richard WagnerDirected by Lydia SteierConducted by James ConlonStarring Ben Heppner, Dolora Zajick, Soile Isokoski, and James JohnsonLos Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough Dec. 12, 2010
For many patrons, the satisfying thing about ...