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Lucia Di Lammermoor

Damsels in Distress

George Heymont | Posted 12.10.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

Much of the dramatic conflict in two recent Bay area productions was caused by the fallout from an arranged marriage that seemed destined to please a lot of people. Unfortunately, the bride was not one of them.

Baritone Brian Mulligan - Bracing Up for 'The Fall of the House of Usher' at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 12.03.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Opening Tuesday, December 8 at San Francisco Opera is the U.S. premiere of a double-bill of Gothic horror - two versions of Edgar Allan Poe's classic ...

Song Over Story (But That's OK): San Francisco Opera's Luisa Miller and Lucia di Lammermoor

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

The vocal writing calls for everything a singer can do, and soprano Leah Crocetto, as Luisa, an innocent young village girl, and tenor Michael Fabiano, as Rodolfo, the son of the ruling count, with whom she falls in love when she thinks he is simply "Carlo," are completely up to the task.

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

Sean Martinfield | Posted 09.29.2015 | 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.

Shagimuratova Goes Brilliantly Mad In 'Lucia di Lammermoor'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 05.17.2015 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Russian soprano captivated a first night audience with her bravura performance as the doomed Scottish lass, culminating in a heart-stopping Mad Scene that can take its place among those of the storied singers who have made the role a signature of their virtuosity.

Bass Baritone Christian Van Horn -- A Busy Season at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.16.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Christian Van Horn is Oroveso in San Francisco Opera's new production of Bellini's Norma. The bel canto gem opened the 2014/15 Season on September 5, making Christian's resounding bass-baritone the first voice to be heard in the Company's 92nd Season.