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"  ...

Otello, Philadelphia

Mark Delavan as Iago in Opera Company of Philadelphia's "Otello"Photo by Kelly & Massa PhotographyOtelloBy Giuseppe VerdiLibretto by Arrigo Boito (based on Shakespeare's "Othello")Conducted by Corrado RovarisDirected by Robert B. DriverOpera Company of PhiladelphiaAcademy of Music, PhiladelphiaOct.1-15, 2010www.operaphila.org/10-11/production1.shtmlOpera Company  ...

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  ...