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End of year feature

Opera in Live Performance: Thoughts and Assessments at the End of 2015

Note from William: this continues my series of “end of the year” thoughts on the live performance of opera.  My “Thoughts and Assessments” series began at the end of calendar year 2009. Each year since then I’ve discussed a variety of subjects. Before I begin my schedule of 2016 performance reviews, including upcoming performances in California, Texas, Washington, France, […]

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Opera in Live Performance: Thoughts and Assessments at the End of 2014

Note from William: this continues my series of “end of the year” thoughts on the live performance of opera.  My “Thoughts and Assessments” series began at the end of calendar year 2009. Each year since then I’ve discussed a variety of subjects, including the role of philanthropy in opera, the casual destruction by opera companies of […]

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Opera in Live Performance: Thoughts and Assessments at the End of 2013

At various times in Calendar year 2013, I have posted remembrances of each of the 11 live opera performances that I saw (all at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco) 50 years ago in 1963. Remarkably, all but two of these 11 live performances were of operas that I reviewed 50 years later […]

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