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2014/11/23 05:53
2014/11/23 05:53
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Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00pm, the Town of Southeast Cultural Arts Coalition presents Rising Stars from Manhattan School of Music's acclaimed Chamber Sinfonia in their third performance at the...
2014/11/23 05:53
2014/11/23 05:53
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2014/11/22 19:10
2014/11/22 19:10
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Perhaps my greatest experience in a lifetime of opera-going was hearing Luciano Pavarotti sing Rodolfo and Mirella Freni sing Mimi in 1967 in their first ever appearances in San Francisco. As I...
2014/11/20 03:24
2014/11/20 03:24
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Gioachino Rossini's second-most popular opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella, for easier ID)opened recently as the second-to-last offering in the San Francisco Opera's fall season. A refurbished staging...
2014/11/17 22:57
2014/11/17 22:57
9d
The world's favorite opera, a melodious drama of young love and heartbreak in Paris, is also San Francisco Opera's most frequently performed work, starting with the company's 1923 inaugural appearance...
2014/11/16 20:47
2014/11/16 20:47
10d
I’m mildly embarrassed to be reading a new book on entrepreneurship, because I’ve always thought “entrepreneurship” is an “if you have to ask…” situation. That said, I’ve been a superfan of Peter...
2014/11/15 04:10
2014/11/15 04:10
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Last weekend saw a very rich musical program at the First Congregational Church, with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Julian Wachner conducting, playing Bach, Handel and Telemann, with countertenor...
2014/11/15 04:10
2014/11/15 04:10
11d
On hearing Mozart’s opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, Emperor Joseph of Austria memorably told Mozart, “Too many notes.” Well, someone who heard Gioachino Rossini’s opera La...
2014/11/13 21:59
2014/11/13 21:59
13d
In 1945, at the age of 19, Stuart Canin played his violin at the Potsdam Conference near Berlin, where world leaders were meeting to determine punishment for Nazi Germany, establish postwar order and...
2014/11/12 22:18
2014/11/12 22:18
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... grew up in this school,” said the former principle dancer of New York’s American Ballet Theatre. “For me, to return to Cuba is to come home.” Carreno was among a dozen Cuban dancers who returned...
2014/11/09 03:09
2014/11/09 03:09
17d
So why is he going? Seven years is short innings for someone who, by his own description, enjoys "nothing more than a long-term relationship with an orchestra". He was music director of San Francisco...
2014/11/08 02:44
2014/11/08 02:44
18d
Walking down a corridor on the fourth floor of the War Memorial Opera House, John F. Martin stops and points to a photograph on the wall. "That's me," he says, indicating a figure onstage in the San...
2014/11/07 22:10
2014/11/07 22:10
19d
... countertenor Andreas Scholl will sing arias from Handel and selections from Bach with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, led by Julian Wachner—who just made his San Francisco Opera debut,...
2014/11/07 21:57
2014/11/07 21:57
19d
The 1826 opera treats the ancient European folk tale differently from most versions in books, ballet, opera, musicals and film, in which Cinderella and her prince meet happily at the end after a...
2014/11/06 19:21
2014/11/06 19:21
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In August, the Corbett Foundation announced it was closing shop, ending one of the city's most generous streams of philanthropy. It turns out that there was still one more gift in the hopper. CCM's...
2014/11/06 17:59
2014/11/06 17:59
20d
I cannot imagine the grief and pain Lisa and Ilsa Klinghoffer suffered, and still suffer, from the murder of their father Leon Klinghoffer. To see an opera portraying that murder must be unutterably...
2014/11/04 06:53
2014/11/04 06:53
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The propriety of projecting a composer's personal life onto how we hear and perform the music goes through fads. Half a century ago, the Bay Area was home to Apollonian musicologists who prized...
2014/11/04 00:21
2014/11/04 00:21
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One of the most beloved, and perhaps even universal, of all the world's fairy tales is the magical "Cinderella." In fact, one source has it that there are 345 known variants among different cultures,...
2014/10/30 02:24
2014/10/30 02:24
27d
The San Francisco Opera revived its classic production of Puccini's beloved potboiler Tosca last week for an abbreviated run of five performances at the War Memorial Opera House. Always a...
2014/10/28 17:57
2014/10/28 17:57
29d
In her San Francisco and role debuts, the diminutive Armenian soprano (well-known and acclaimed in Europe) filled the huge War Memorial Opera House with her lovely, effortless voice. Her projection...
2014/10/26 12:19
2014/10/26 12:19
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Georges Bizet's "Carmen" is unmatched in opera for an evening of passion and jealousy, tragedy and revenge all set to ravishing music. "Faith," she said. Carmen is a gypsy steeped...
2014/11/23 05:53
2014/11/23 05:53
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