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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  ...

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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 http://www.calperfs.berkeley.edu/ “A rose is  ...

La Rondine

By Giacomo Puccini San Francisco Opera November 7-29, 2007 Conductor: Ion Marin Production: Nicolas Joël Director: Stephen Barlow* Set Designer: Ezio Frigerio Costume Designer: Franca Squarciapino* Original Lighting Design: Vinicio Cheli* Lighting Designer: Duane Schuler Magda de Civry: Angela Gheorghiu  ...

Little Women

by Mark Adamo Summer Opera Theatre Company of Washington, DC June 16, 20, and 24, 2007 website Since it’s 1998 premiere by the Houston Grand Opera, Mark Adamo’s first opera Little Women has remarkably joined the  ...

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San Francisco Opera September 7-28, 2007 Samson: Clifton Forbis (SF Opera Debut) Delilah: Olga Borodina Opera in three acts by Camille Saint-Saens Text by Ferdinand Lemaire Sung in French with English supertitles. http://www.sfopera.com/ Samson and Delilah has some strikes against  ...

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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 http://www.sfopera.com/ June is the month of brides but the one walking down  ...

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Satyagraha Opera by composer Philip Glass Libretto by Philip Glass and Constance DeJong Metropolitan Opera, New York April 11, 19, 22, 25, 28, and May 1, 2008 http://www.metoperafamily.org/metopera/ Satyagraha by Philip Glass (music and co-author of the  ...

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:  ...

Macbeth

Macbeth Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and Andrea Maffei After the play by William Shakespeare San Francisco Opera November 14-December 2, 2007 Conducted by Massimo Zanetti Directed Thomas Hampson Lady Macbeth Georgina Lukács Macduff:  ...

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The Abduction from the Seraglio The Magic Flute Mozart Houston Grand Opera January 2008 http://www.houstongrandopera.org/ Tamara Wilson and Paul Groves in The Abduction from the Seraglio. Photo: Andrew Cloud. There's poetry in Houston Grand Opera's recent pairing  ...