culturevulture.net – review

The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Opera Ireland The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Conductor: Jari Hamalainen Directed by Marc Adam (re-staged by Pascale-Sabine Chevroton) Featuring: François Lis (Figaro), Maria Carola (Susanna), Anna Agathonos (Cherubino), Paul Armin Edelmann  ...

The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart San Francisco Opera October 13-November 3, 2007 Conductor: Donald Runnicles Director: Stanley M. Garner Tamino: Piotr Beczala Pamina: Dina Kuznetsova Papageno: Christopher maltman The Queen of the Night: Erika Miklósa Sarastro:  ...

culturevulture.net – review

By Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Based on works of John Luther Long and David Belasco San Francisco Opera December 1-8, 2007 Conductor Donald Runnicles Directed by Kathleen Belcher Production conceived by Ron Daniels Designed by  ...

culturevulture.net – review

by Richard Strauss Opera Ireland / Solvakian National Opera Bratislava and Czech National Opera Prague The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin Conductor: Waler Kobéra Directed by Dieter Kaegi Featuring: Kinga Dobay (Composer), Mari Moriya (Zerbinetta), Alwyn Mellor (Prima Donna), Jan Durco (Music  ...

Appomattox – review

Appomattox Opera by Philip Glass Libretto by Christopher Hampton San Francisco Opera October 5-24 http://www.sfopera.com/opera.asp?o=252 It is generally conceded that the Civil War was the defining event in this country’s short but eventful history, its bloody legacy reaching even  ...

Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet / Shaolin Monks- review

Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet in performance with the Shaolin Monks “Long River High Sky” April 13-22, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco http://www.yerbabuenaarts.org/ http://www.linesballet.org/ Chang Jun (top) Brett Conway (bottom). Photo by Marty Sohl. To  ...

Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Company- review

Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Company Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum, San Francisco February 9-10, 2007 Dance Company Information Denied their drums, enslaved Africans in the Americas reinvent- ed their spiritual dance traditions as  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Stephen Pelton Dance Company Preview and a white light in the back of my mind to guide me June 5-8, 2008 Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco The season is named for Pelton’s newest work, inspired by the poetry of  ...

Paul Taylor Dance Company – review

Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 2007 City Center season consisted of 18 dances that, in typical Taylor fashion, touched on myriad aspects of the human condition. Foremost, Taylor is about the corporal, manifested in the choreography’s valiant physicality – and its  ...

Pam Tanowitz Dance- review

Pam Tanowitz has been steadily turning into one of the smartest young choreographers in New York. Her recent show at the Joyce Soho, Forevermore, united in an evening-length work elements that she has included in recent years, but with a  ...