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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 Ren√©e Fleming as Lucrezia, the Duchess of Ferrara. [Below: the cover of the brochure accompanying the “Lucrezia Borgia” DVDs.] […]

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