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In Quest of Mozart and Bellini Operatic Masterpieces – January-April 2018

In the first four months of 2018, I will be attending performances in Seattle, Sarasota, Dallas and Houston of works by two composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Vincenzo Bellini, neither of whom lived to age 36. In contrast to Mozart’s and Bellini’s brief lifespans, consider American composer Carlisle Floyd, whose first operatic success “Susannah” dates […]

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In Quest of Operas by Berlioz, Bizet and Massenet – November 2017 – March 1018

I will be reporting on four operas by 19th century Parisian composers Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet and Jules Masssenet:   Manon (Massenet), San Francisco Opera, November 4, 7, 10, 16, 19(m) and 22, 2017. Ellie Dehn is Manon and Michael Fabiano is the Chevalier des Grieux in a Vincent Broussard staging of Massenet’s “Manon”, conducted […]

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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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