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Lucia di Lammermoor By Gaetano Donizetti Text by Salvadore Cammarano after Sir Walter Scott Directed by Graham Vick and Marco Gandini San Francisco Opera June 17-July 5 June is the month of brides but the one walking down  ... – review

Opera in two acts by Rachel Portman Libretto by Nicholas Wright After the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery San Francisco Opera Presented by Cal Performances Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley Directed by Francesca Zambello May 1-11, 2008 “A rose is  ... – review

by Jake Heggie Houston Grand Opera March, 2008 Frederica von Stade as Madeline, Keith Phares s Charlie, Kristin Clayton as Beatrice Jake Heggie, pianist Frederica von Stade is reason enough to show up at  ...

Don Pasquale

Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti Opera Ireland Dublin: RDS Concert Hall 25th May to 2nd June, 2007 Limerick: University Concert Hall, 7th June Conductor: Gianluca Martinenghi Director: Dieter Kaegi Don Pasquale: Marcel Vanaud Norina: Silvia Colombini Ernesto:  ... – review

by Jake Heggie Dublin: Gaiety Theatre November 18-24, 2007 Conductor: Bruno Ferrandis Director: Thomas de Mallet Burgess Sister Helen Prejean: Charlotte Hellekant Joseph De Rocher: Marcus De Loach On April 5th, 1984, Patrick Sonnier, convicted murderer and rapist, was  ... – review

Das Rheingold Opera in one act by Richard Wagner Directed by Francesca Zambello Conducted by Donald Runnicles San Francisco Opera Through June 28 You win some, you lose some. What Francesca Zambello won in her ambitious reworking  ... – review

Following the bleak Don Giovanni in the latter-day career of the prodigious Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Così Fan Tutte is, in its own way, equally dark. Under the guise of a comic Opera scored in Mozart’s characteristic, chirpy musical style in  ...

The Cunning Little Vixon

By Leos Janácek Houston Grand Opera Wortham Center Houston, TX May 4-12, 2007 Produced by Chas Rader-Shieber Lisa Saffer: Vixen Sharp-Ears Hector Vásquez: Forester Sung in English with English surtitles Furry things are in the air in Houston right  ...

La Cenerentola

La Cenerentola Merola Opera Program Cowell Theater San Francisco July 13 and 15, 2007 Once upon a time there was a poor unloved girl who sat by the fire and stirred the ashes. And she got  ... – review

Nikolay Didenko as Colline, Garrett Sorenson as Rodolfo and Joshua Hopkins as Marcello. Photo: Andrew Cloud. Remember when poverty was romantic? La bohème, the ultimate homage to a risky but free-wheeling lifestyle, came out in top  ...