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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.

Philippe Sly Debuts as 'Figaro' - Now at San Francisco Opera through July 5

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.17.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Philippe Sly is making his role debut as Figaro in San Francisco Opera's current production of The Marriage of Figaro. It's a perfect harmony.

First Nighter: "El gato con botas," "Le Nozze di Figaro," Carlisle Floyd One-Acts as Opera Magnets

David Finkle | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.

And the Banned Play On

Glen Roven | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
Glen Roven

So far this season at the Met I have seen three sensational shows, The Marriage of Figaro, The Death of Klinghoffer and most recently Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

A Conversation with Lucas Meachem -- San Francisco Opera's Barber of Seville

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.25.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Conducted by Giuseppe Finzi and directed by Emilio Sagi, the production is a fine blend of Commedia dell'Arte Lite and drawing room humor played outside.

The Met Opera Season Analysis, Part One: What to Expect From September to October

Opera Teen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

On September 24th, the Metropolitan Opera opens its doors with a production of L'Elisir d'Amore for a whole new season. You can't help but be excited!

Blood and Other Hazards of Opera

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 05.22.2012 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

While singing he kept signaling with his eyes for me to look at my knees. There I saw my bloody knee soaking my white stockings. Apparently while crawling on the deck (stage floor) I ripped it open on a nail.

Is Sharing a Good Thing After All?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

There is no doubt that sharing productions allows an opera company to show more new works than when every company builds each of its own productions. But is something lost in this endeavor? I think so.

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.

Postino and Figaro: Underclass Heroes Who Usher in L.A. Opera's 25th Season

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

First came the play, then the Oscar-winning movie, followed by the novel, and now the opera: Daniel Catán's Il Postino. Who says the postman rings but twice?