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Così Fan Tutte

In Conversation with Tenor Paul Appleby - A Smart Debut at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.11.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Opera presents designer Jun Kaneko's extraordinary production of Mozart's The Magic Flute now through November 20. Tenor Paul Appleby ma...

CultureZohn: Mid-Century Mozart

Patricia Zohn | Posted 08.26.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Peter Gelb: Take note! Though the Met audiences expect their (significant) money's worth, with all the union troubles this year, bringing productions like this one for a "newcomers" series at the Met with reduced prices could be an answer to building new audiences. Just sayin'.

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

CultureZohn: Do All Women Really Behave That Way? Cosi Fan Tutte at the LA Philharmonic

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Though women are generally portrayed as schemers, in this case it is the men who pose the challenge -- something like Bridesmaids-meets-Hangover for the 18th century.

Met Opera: Levine Returns in Triumph in "Cosi Fan Tutte"

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The most thrilling moment in an evening full of thrills at the Metropolitan Opera's first performance of Cosi Fan Tutte last night came before a single note was played.

Philippe Sly Debuts in 'Cosi fan tutte' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 07.24.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

At 24, Philippe Sly is an extremely gifted classical vocal artist. The French Canadian bass-baritone makes both his role debut and main stage debut this summer as Guglielmo in San Francisco Opera's Cosi fan tutte. The role is tailor made for him.

An Inspiring Performance

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.26.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

From now on, when I hear people say that opera is a dying art form, that it is outmoded, that young people could never enjoy it, that it is too long, or too serious, or too expensive, I will remember this performance of Così fan tutte.

Review: Così Fan Tutte at L.A. Opera

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 11.26.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

The current L.A. Opera production of Così Fan Tutte, Mozart's exquisitely problematic farce, is a special joy, and should be added it to the opera lover's not-to-be-missed list for the fall season.

CultureZohn Presents First Person: Danielle de Niese: My Dream on Stage

Danielle de Niese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Danielle de Niese

It's a love story, really. I fell in love with music at such a young age, and the love affair has never ended. I married myself to music from those first moments of inspiration.

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu Celebrates 25 Years of Hula in San Francisco

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

For those of us who grew up on the East Coast, what little we knew about hula came from the movies. Shortly after moving to San Francisco on my 25th b...

Sing To Me: Opera In Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, And London

Nicole Campoy-Leffler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Nicole Campoy-Leffler

IL POSTINO WHO: LA Opera WHAT:Il Postino, music by Daniel Catan WHEN: September 23 - October 16, 2010 WHERE: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 135 North Gran...