In Quest of Operas by Berlioz, Bizet and Massenet – November 2017 – March 1018

I will be reporting on four operas by 19th century Parisian composers Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet and Jules Masssenet:   Manon (Massenet), San Francisco Opera, November 4, 7, 10, 16, 19(m) and 22, 2017. Ellie Dehn is Manon and Michael Fabiano is the Chevalier des Grieux in a Vincent Broussard staging of Massenet’s “Manon”, conducted […]

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Return to L. A. – A Conversation with Basso Morris Robinson

The following conversation took place under the auspices of the Los Angeles Opera, whose facilitation of the conversation is deeply appreciated:   [Below: Basso Morris Robinson; edited image of a publicity photograph from morrisrobinson.com.] Wm: You’ve returned to the Los Angeles Opera to perform the role of Zaccaria in Verdi’s “Nabucco” under the baton of Maestro James […]

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Review: Los Angeles Opera’s Beautifully Sung “Pearl Fishers” – October 15, 2017

The Los Angeles Opera mounted Peggy Woolcock’s production of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers” with a cast of international caliber, conducted by Maestro Plácido Domingo. [Below: A pearl fisher dives for pearls in the Los Angeles Opera’s 2017 performances of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers”; edited image, based on a Ken Howard photograph, courtesy of the Los Angeles […]

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