Marriage of Figaro, SF Opera

The Marriage of FigaroComic opera in four acts by Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLibretto by Lorenzo Da PonteBased on the comedy by BeaumarchaisConducted by Nicola LuisottiDirected by John CopleySept. 21-Oct. 22, 2010http://sfopera.com/o/295.aspIn a season heavy on warhorses, San Francisco  ...

Aida, SF Opera

Aida By Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Antonio GhislanzoniConducted by Nicola LuisottiDirected by Jo DaviesCostumes and production design by  ...

Werther

Alice Coote and Ramón Vargas in the San Francisco Opera production of "Werther" Photo by Cory Weaver Jules Massenet was the musical darling of the French Belle Époque. But of his 24 operas, only a handful are  ...

Lucia di Lammermoor, Festival Opera

Lucia di LammermoorMusic by Gaetano DonizettiLibretto by Salvatore CammaranoAfter a novel by Sir Walter ScottFestival Opera, Walnut CreekAugust 7-15, 2010www.festivalopera.comBrian Leerhuber (Enrico) and Angela Cadelago (Lucia) in Festival Opera's "Lucia di Lammermoor"Photo by Robert ShomlerBlighted love, an overbearing brother  ...

Madame Butterfly, Santa Fe

Madame ButterflyBy Giacomo Puccini Santa Fe Opera7/4/10Conductor Anthony WalkerDirector Lee Blakeleyhttp://www.santafeopera.org/Photo: Ken Howard“Spinto” Sopranos are those special singers who have the ability to hit all the high notes with the lightness and delicacy of a lyric voice, but possess,  ...

Götterdämmerung, LA Opera

Götterdämmerung and The Ring Cycle Eric Halfvorsen (center, in yellow) as Hagenin the LA Opera production of "Götterdämmerung"Photo by Monika Rittershaus By Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonLA OperaThrough June  ...

Siegfried, LA Opera

SiegfriedJohn Treleaven (left) as Siegfried and Linda Watson as Brünnhilde in LA Opera's production of "Siegfried"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA Opera"The Ring of the Nibelungen" through June 26, 2010www.laoperaring.com(see video  ...

Die Walküre, LA Opera

Die WalküreVitalij Kowaljow as Wotan (left)and Linda Watson as Brünnhildein LA Opera's "Die Walküre"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles"The Ring" through June 26, 2010http://www.laoperaring.com/(see video clip  ...

Das Rheingold, LA Opera

Das RheingoldRichard Paul Fink (center) as Alberich in LA Opera's "Das Rheingold"Photo by Monika RittershausBy Richard WagnerConducted by James ConlonDesign and direction by Achim FreyerLA OperaDorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles"Der Ring des Nibelungen" through June 26, 2010www.laoperaring.com/(see video clip  ...

Die Walküre, SF Opera

Die WalküreNina Stemme as Brünnhilde in San Francisco Opera's "Die Walküre"Photo by Cory WeaverBy Richard WagnerDirected by Francesca ZambelloConducted by Donald RunniclesSan Francisco OperaJune 10-June 30, 2010http://sfopera.com/o/292.asp(see video clip below)Can it be possible for a soprano to be more  ...