Norma November 21, 2005 San Francisco

In the final days of Pamela Rosenberg’s controversial tenure as General Director of the San Francisco Opera, a production of Bellini’s “Norma” new to San Francisco was mounted, starring Catherine Naglestad as Norma, Irene Mishura as Adalgisa, Zoran Todorovich as Pollione, and Attila Jun as Oroveso. The production and performance, in the context of the performance history of Bellini’s […]

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Correspondence with Peter, Sam and Paul

On this web-page are responses to the new website. My remarks are bolded. November, 2005 Bill, It’s a great start. Perhaps after only your first opera you did not feel competent to comment, even retrospectively, on the quality (rather than the star-rating) of the great singers in San Diego. I hope in future chapters (years? […]

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Reviews of Two “Forza del Destinos”, Part 2: San Francisco Opera, November 20, 2005

This review follows: Reviewing Two “Forza del Destinos”, Part 1: Zurich Oper October 19, 2005   Even though the Zurich stage is smaller than San Francisco’s, I think Zurich’s production would have been much better received in San Francisco than the last of the Euro-trickster productions (this one by Roland Aeschlimann) to be personally supervised by […]

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