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Borrowed & Blue: "The Marriage of Figaro" at Washington National Opera

Opera Teen | Posted 10.02.2016 | Arts
Opera Teen

Still reeling from the mammoth Ring cycles it produced in the spring, Washington National Opera opened its 2016-17 season last week with an uneven, un...

A Visually Stunning 'Traviata' in Philly

David Browning | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts
David Browning

A beautiful sound, elegant phrasing and intelligent musicianship are what we expect from this ensemble, and all of this there was in abundance -- plus a great feeling of fun in the party scenes.

A Woman's Work Is Never Done

George Heymont | Posted 08.23.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

The battle of the sexes may be as old as time. But men often approach the battlefield armed with belligerence, brawn and bravado while women manage to bewitch, bother, and bewilder them with a potent combination of brains and beauty.

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.

Going For Baroque With Handel's Xerxes

George Heymont | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

The San Francisco Opera's company premiere of Xerxes included several instruments rarely heard in operatic ensembles: the arch lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo (a long-necked lute sometimes referred to as a chitarrone).