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.

Die Walk¸re in San Francisco

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…

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

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/06/24/AR2010062406932.html

Opera Orchestra of New York Stages a Comeback

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/24/opera-orchestra-of-new-york-stages-a-comeback/

Three iconic places to see an opera in Italy

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/destinations/2010-06-23-italy-opera_N.htm

San Francisco’s feminist ‘Die Walkure’

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2010/06/san-francisco-operas-feminist-die-walkure.html

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…