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Jun Kaneko

The Fickle Finger of Faith

George Heymont | Posted 01.14.2017 | Arts
George Heymont

From one-night stands to marriages that have lasted six or seven decades, romance has always been a curious ingredient in relationships. Primitive cultures that relied on agriculture for survival often practiced fertility rites designed to please the gods in the hope of being blessed with abundant crops.

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

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.10.2016 | 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...

Baritone Efraín Solís on 'Papageno' -- Now at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 10.22.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

San Francisco Opera's revival of designer Jun Kaneko's The Magic Flute is simply the best show in town.

Shaping a Show One Pixel at a Time

George Heymont | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

As a musical sampling of the sounds that emerged from Motown, one can't do better than starting with "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Bye Bye Baby," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine," and moving on through the catalog to "I'll Be There," "What's Going On," and "You Are The Sunshine of My Life."

There's Lots of Good Fish in the Sea

George Heymont | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The lyrics to many choral refrains in Gilbert and Sullivan's operettas are often ignored or forgotten by audiences who favor the musical solos and pat...

September: Chicago at Its Best

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.08.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Chicago is notorious for its less than perfect weather, which changes, seemingly, every few minutes. Two weeks ago, the very moment my plane landed at...

Really Good Art

Paul Klein | Posted 06.18.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I've been waiting for the opening of Jun Kaneko's ceramic sculptures at Millennium Park. There are two powerful bodies of work on view. The new work has a playfulness that will engage a broader audience. I'm eager to see how the public interacts with them.

A Most Magical New Flute

George Heymont | Posted 08.15.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

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A Stunningly Visual 'Magic Flute'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.28.2012 | Home
Sean Martinfield

Jun Kaneko has succeeded in creating an expression of the Totally Other that not only boggles the mind in its complexity, but says to the operatic world: The times they are a'changin'.