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In Quest of German Operatic Repertory – September 2017-August 2018

The following is a list of operas, all performed in German, that I am scheduled to review in San Francisco, Chicago, Sarasota and Santa Fe:   Elektra (Richard Strauss), San Francisco Opera, September 9, 13, 17(m), 19, 22 and 27, 2017.  British director Keith Warner’s production of Richard Strauss’ “Elektra”, whose sets by Boris Kudlicka,  is revived […]

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In Quest of Italian Opera Masterpieces, September-November, 2017

The following operatic masterpieces by Verdi and Puccini are being performed by the San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera and/or Houston Grand Opera between September and November, 2017:   Turandot (Puccini), San Francisco Opera, September 8, 12, 15, 21, 24, November 18, 25, 28, December 3, 6 and 9, 2017. The San Francisco Opera offers two […]

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In Quest of Operatic “Exoticism” – July 2017-May 2018.

The following operas by the Russian composer Rimsky-Korsakov and French composers Bizet, Saint-Saëns and Massenet all employ exotic harmonies to suggest Biblical Gaza, Byzantine Egypt, ancient Ceylon or an imaginary “Oriental” world:   The Golden Cockerel [Le Coq d’Or], Santa Fe Opera, July 15, 19, 28, August 3 and 9, 2017. British director Paul Curran creates […]

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