Heart of a Soldier, SF Opera

‘Heart of a Soldier’ Opera in two acts (world premiere)Music by Christopher TheofanidisLibretto by Donna Di Novelli (based on the book by James B. Stewart)Directed by Francesca ZambelloConducted by Patrick SummersSan Francisco Opera, War Memorial Opera HouseSept. 10-30,  ...

The Barber of Seville, SF

Renée Rapier and Daniel Curran in the Merola production of "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"Photo by Kristen Loken 'Il Barbiere di Siviglia' (The Barber of Seville) By Gioachino RossiniLibretto by Cesare SterbiniDirected by Roy RalloConducted by Mark MorashMerola Opera ProgramHerbst  ...

Griselda, Santa Fe Opera

Isabel Leonard and Jason Abrams in Santa Fe Opera's "Griselda"Photos by Ken Howard 'Griselda' Opera by Antonio VivaldiText by Apostolo ZenoConducted by Grant GershonDirected by Peter SellarsScenic design by GronkCostume design by Dunya RamicovaLighting design by James F. IngallsSanta  ...

The Ring of the Nibelung, SF Opera

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  ...

Phaedra, Philadelphia

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  ...

Tosca, Philadelphia

Adina Nitescu and Thiago Arancam in Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Tosca"Photo courtesy of Opera Company of Philadelphia 'Tosca' By Giacomo PucciniConducted by Corrado RovarisDirected by Jonathan EatonOpera Company of PhiladelphiaAcademy of MusicApril 29-May 8, 2011 Even with its squirrelly  ...

Albert Herring, Berkeley

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.)  ...

The Turn of the Screw, LA Opera

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,  ...

Orphée, SF

Eugene Brancoveanu and Marnie Breckenridge in Ensemble Parallèle's "Orphée"Photo © Steve DiBartolomeo Orphée Music and libretto by Philip Glass (after a film by Jean Cocteau)Conducted by Nicole PaiementDirected by Brian StaufenbielPresented by Ensemble ParallèleHerbst Theater, San FranciscoFeb.  ...