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Die Fledermaus

Soprano Susanna Phillips: This Week With San Francisco Symphony, 9/30 through 10/3

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.29.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

This week San Francisco Symphony presents soprano Susanna Phillips in Samuel Barber's enduring composition from 1947, Knoxville: Summer of 1915.

Two-time Tony Nom Fitzgerald Is an Angel in Act of God

Cara Joy David | Posted 07.10.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I am going to estimate that 95 percent of audience members going into An Act of God believe it is a one-person show starring Jim Parsons as God. (While he doesn't like you to take his name in vein, the show's title does, and therefore I will spare you "G-d.") It is not.

Are We Entering the Golden Age of Opera... Marketing?

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 01.04.2015 | Arts
Jennifer Rivera

Some people say opera is dying. Others say it's experiencing a kind of rebirth. I'm in the latter camp, as I mentioned in my most recent articles about the burgeoning of exciting new opera companies in the United States during the past 10 years. But another aspect of the opera world that seems to be having a rebirth is opera marketing.

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Introduces 'Rita' by Donizetti, February 12-16

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.09.2014 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

The best way to describe Verdi's String Quartet in E minor is that it's just so very-very Verdi. Including it on a program such as this reveals similar dramatic flavors found in any of his operas.

First Nighter: The Met's New "Die Fledermaus" Far Too Batty

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Die Fledermaus back again as the Metropolitan Opera's New Year's Eve gala confection? Directed by Jeremy Sams, who also supplied the revised lyrics, ...