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Entries Tagged as 'William’s Program Notes'

Don Giovanni in Bohemia: How the Community of Prague Assured Mozart’s Last Four Operas

May 16th, 2015

Note from William: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the San Diego Opera, I will be re-printing program notes that the opera company commissioned me to write. The fifth of these, re-printed with the kind permission of the copyright holder, the San Diego Opera, appeared as the program notes for their February 2014 performances of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”.     […]

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21st Century Love for Donizetti’s “Elixir”

March 28th, 2014

Note from William: In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the San Diego Opera, I will be re-printing program notes that the opera company commissioned me to write. The third of these, re-printed with the kind permission of the copyright holder, the San Diego Opera, will be the program notes for the February 2014 performances of […]

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Gaetano Donizetti: European Romanticism and The Pathway to Verdi

March 27th, 2014

Note from William: In celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the San Diego Opera, I will be re-printing program notes that the opera company commissioned me to write. The third of these, re-printed with the kind permission of the copyright holder, the San Diego Opera, will be the program notes for their January 2013 performances of […]

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