The Standard Repertory’s 140-Year Bracket: Critiques of the Concept on Other Websites

In November, 2005 I posted my description of the Standard Opera Repertory as a group of frequently produced operas, bound in time by Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” and Puccini’s “Turandot”. I was pleased to read the vigorous discussions of this premise that occurred over ensuing weeks on Jonathan’s and Alex’s Wellsung website and Lisa Hirsch’s […]

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2006-07 SF Opera Season: the Gockley Era Begins

The ten productions and principal casts of the San Francisco Opera’s 2006-07 season were announced on January 12th. An analysis of the prospective season, with my comments, is displayed here. Recognizing that most decisions on casts (and therefore operas) were made several years back, well within the tenure of the maximally controversial former S. F. […]

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