Music Triumphs in S.F. Tannhauser

For those who can’t (or won’t) see the forest of an opera for the trees of performance minutiae, here’s the word about the San Francisco Opera’s new production of Wagner’s “Tannhauser” that opened tonight:

Music for Compline

The liturgy of Compline marks the end of the monastic day, as the community seeks peaceful repose for the night ahead.

Psalms for the Spirit

Psalmody, be it in the form of chanted recitations or anthem settings, lies close to the heart of liturgical singing, and this collection, ìPsalms for the Spiritî brings together an engaging variety of both long familiar and recent psalms that celebrates the traditions and explores new directions.

The First of Maazel’s Last

WAGNER : Lohengrin

Whatís outstanding about this Lohengrin is the orchestral playing.

The gentle composer with fire in his soul

S.F. Opera’s German diction coach, 91, speaks from experience

The Culture: ‘Samson and Delilah’ and religion

Ariane et Barbe-Bleue and Capriccio in Paris

Name this stage piece if you can:

PUCCINI: La Bohème

Before the age of computers, CDs. DVDs and Apple i-Phones, there was television.