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Entries Tagged as 'San Francisco Opera DVD Reviews'

DVD Review: Francesca Zambello, the American Musical and the San Francisco Opera, Part I: “Show Boat”

September 19th, 2015

This DVD review of Jerome Kern’s and Oscar Hammerstein’s “Show Boat” is the first of two reviews of productions of classic American musicals performed by the San Francisco Opera. Each DVD is of a production conceived and staged by director Francesca Zambello. A review of George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” follows soon:   The DVD being […]

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DVD Review: Dramatically, Visually Exciting EuroArts DVD of San Francisco Opera Performance of Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia”

April 2nd, 2014

Last Fall, EuroArts issued the first in a series of six scheduled DVDs of performances by the San Francisco Opera at its home, the War Memorial Opera House. The performance is of Donizetti’s “Lucrezia Borgia”, starring Renée Fleming as Lucrezia, the Duchess of Ferrara. [Below: the cover of the brochure accompanying the “Lucrezia Borgia” DVDs.] […]

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