Opera San Jose plans ‘gigantic’ production for West Coast premiere of ‘Anna Karenina’

By Richard Scheinin [San Jose Mercury News, 28 August 2010]
Future operatic soprano Jasmina Halimic discovered Leo Tolstoy’s “Anna Karenina” as a schoolgirl in Bosnia. But it wasn’t until years later — after moving to the United States in 1994 — that she really got it: Tolstoy’s masterpiece became an Oprah’s Book Club selection in 2004, and Halimic reread it while studying music in Indiana.