La Favorite – Gaetano Donizetti

Ariel Bybee Inez, Maria Luisa Nave in the title role of La Favorita, San Francisco Opera, 1973 Throughout the San Francisco Opera's production of La Favorite, there are seven larger-than-life figures of saints mounted high up  ...

Idomeneo, SFO- culturevulture.net – review

Opera in three acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Giambattista Varesco San Francisco Opera October 15-31, 2008 Donald Runnicles, conductor John Copley, director http://sfopera.com/o/267.asp “Idomeneo” has always given San Francisco Opera a little trouble. Mozart’s first fully realized opera  ...

Carmen – Georges Bizet

Mexico City, Opera Nacional de Mexico September 21 - October 1 The scene is a dusty street in nineteenth-century Seville, filled with lazy soldiers, posturing Latin lovers, self-conscious cigarette girls, singing in French and working much too  ...

Saul – George Friedrich H�ndel

Saul By George Frideric Handel. Vocal score. See more info... H�ndel turned to oratorio from opera in response to the practical and financial needs of his day. London taste had shifted from full  ...

Chorus!, Houston- Opera

Why should musicals own the review format? Anthony Freud at Houston Grand Opera has come up with a way for opera to get in on the fun with Chorus!, a fully staged review of several show stopping famous and not  ...

Turandot – Giacomo Puccini

Pavarotti's frequent performances of his signature aria, Nessun dorma, have made Turandot more popular than ever. The story of the conversion of an ice princess through the power of love, placed in ancient Peking, provides the essential elements for grand  ...

I Pagliacci – Ruggiero Leoncavallo

I Pagliacci, variously translated as Traveling Players or Clowns, is a popular and often performed short opera in the verismo style. A tight, well structured libretto uses the play-within-a-play device to explore classic themes of passion, adultery, jealousy, and  ...