Don Giovanni, English National Opera

After a rollercoaster year of budget cuts and high-profile walkouts, English National Opera's 2016-17 season opens with this much-heralded new "Don Giovanni" from fêted director Richard Jones. Oddly enough, given Jones's 25-year association with the company, this is the first time he's tackled Mozart at the Coliseum. It's  ...

Macbeth

Here is my conundrum: (1) I am not crazy about performances that last three full hours; (2) I want to be emotionally pulled in; and (3) if dancers are going to be on stage for most of an opera the choreography should be meaningful and not repetitious. Well, the LAOpera  ...

Heisenberg

What makes great theater? If your answer is elaborate sets, music and dance, “Heisenberg” is not for you. But if you want to watch the beautifully acted, captivating interaction between two strangers — lost souls, who, by the end of the 80-minute, one-act-play have formed a vital bond — run  ...

Coborn Road, E3 London

A truly unique opportunity to purchase this freehold warehouse conversion, set just off the much coveted Tredegar Square. Spanning approximately 2368 sqft this amazing duplex warehouse has been carefully restored to create an exceptional and elegant sanctuary. Striking features include a very impressive open-plan living/kitchen space with beautiful flooring and  ...

1315 Jones Street, San Francisco

1350 Jones Street Nob Hill $3,795,000 Sold Built in 1909 3 levels Formal living room/fireplace Formal dining room/sitting area Custom gourmet kitchen Solarium breakfast area View master suite/fireplace & library His & her bathrooms & dressing room Guest bedroom or at-home office & bath Laundry room 2 car tandem garage  ...

Gems and Minerals Unearthed

September 30, 2016 Renzo Piano's magnificent "all-glass see-through" California Academy of Sciences ([http://www.calacademy.org) in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park (across from another architectural wonder, Herzog & de Meuron's de Young Museum) had its eighth birthday three days ago. The group of buildings Piano replaced were constructed beginning in 1916,  ...