Ring fever rages on. San Francisco has just unveiled its Walk¸re the completed cycle to take place next June. Gratefully the price of the SFO effort has not become a topic of conversation, as has the cost of the just completed L.A. Ring
Month: June 2010
Massenet’s ThaÔs at Teatro Regio Torino
What sort of production would be optimal for an opera that with more style than content?
Is anybody listening? American opera faces crossroads as audiences for performing arts slide
Opera Orchestra of New York Stages a Comeback
Three iconic places to see an opera in Italy
San Francisco’s feminist ‘Die Walkure’
Leipzig Opera to stage Gluck Ring
Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday is just around the corner in 2013 — and the composer was, after all, born in Leipzig.
VERDI: Otello — La Scala 1954
Otello: Dramma lirico in four acts.
Music composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Libretto by Arrigo Boito after The Tragedie of Othello, the Moore of Venice by William Shakespeare.
La fanciulla del West in San Francisco
A bizarre rock cliff attributed in the program booklet to one Antonio Nigro was the sole background for San Francisco Opera’s production of Puccini’s version of a play named The Girl of the Golden West by San Francisco born David Belasco (1853-1931).
Jay Reise: An Interview by Tom Moore
Jay Reise is one of the senior musical figures in Philadelphia, serving on
the composition faculty of the University of Pennsylvania since 1980.