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.  ...

Il Turco in Italia, LA Opera

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  ...

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  ...