Lohengrin, LA Opera

Lohengrin 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 www.laopera.com For many patrons, the satisfying thing about  ...

Rigoletto, LA Opera

Rigoletto Music by Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Francesco Maria PiaveDirected by Mark LamosConducted by James ConlonStarring George Gagnidze, Sarah Coburn, and Gianluca TerranoveLos Angeles Opera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough Dec. 18, 2010 http://www.laopera.com From the opening curtain, "Rigoletto" at the  ...

Florencia en el Amazonas, Maryland Opera Studio

The cast of the Maryland Opera Studio production of "Florencia en el Amazonas"Photo by Cory Weaver Florencia en el Amazonas Music by Daniel CatánLibretto by Marcela Fuentes-BerainLibretto in Spanish (loosely inspired by Gabriel García Márquez’s "Love in the Time  ...

The Makropulos Case, SF Opera

Karita Mattila and Gerd Grochowski in San Francisco Opera's "The Makropulos Case"Photo by Cory Weaver The Makropulos Case By Leoš JanáčekBased on the play by Karel CapekSan Francisco OperaNov. 10-28, 2010 sfopera.com(See video clip below.) Time, as we all  ...

Cyrano de Bergerac, SF Opera

Ainhoa Arteta as Roxane and Plácido Domingo as the title character in "Cyrano de Bergerac"Photo by Cory Weaver Cyrano de Bergerac Opera by Franco AlfanoLibretto by Henri Cain after the play by Edmond RostandDirected by Petrika IonescoConducted by Patrick  ...

A House in Bali, Brooklyn

A scene from the BAM Next Wave Festivalproduction of "A House in Bali"Photo by Christine Southworth A House in Bali Music by Evan ZiporynLibretto by Paul Schick after Colin McPhee’s “A House in Bali”Choreography by Kadek Dewi Aryani and  ...

Madama Butterfly, SF Opera

Daveda Karanas (left) and Svetla Vassileva in "Madama Butterfly"Photo by Cory Weaver Madama Butterfly By Giacomo PucciniLibretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi IllicaConducted by Nicola LuisottiSan Francisco OperaOct. 12-Nov. 27, 2010 http://sfopera.com/o/200.asp(See video clip below.) If it had been  ...

Salome, Washington, DC

Deborah Voigt in the title role of "Salome" Photo by Scott Suchman Salome Music and libretto by Richard Strauss (in German, based on the Biblical story and Oscar Wilde’s play Salome) Conducted by Philippe Auguin Directed by Francesca  ...

Marriage of Figaro, LA Opera

Renata Pokupic (left) and Daniel Okulitch in LAOpera's "Marriage of Figaro"The Marriage of FigaroBy Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto by Lorenzo da PonteConducted by Plácido DomingoDirected by Ian JudgeLAOpera, Dorothy Chandler PavilionThrough Oct. 17, 2010www.laopera.com/production/1011/figaro/index.aspx(See video clip below.)"The Marriage of Figaro"  ...