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Mark Adamo

Rape as Weapon of War: San Francisco Opera's World Premiere of Two Women (La Ciociara)

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 07.02.2016 | Arts
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Two Women walks a satisfying line between harmony and dissonance, high drama and lyrical sensitivity.

Different Strokes for Different Folks

George Heymont | Posted 09.08.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new works for voice written by two contemporary American composers to be performed in two theatres located two blocks away from each other. No matter what lens one uses to compare these works it's crystal clear that one has a bright future ahead of it while the other does not.

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene: A Feast for Ears, Eyes and Mind From San Francisco Opera

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 09.05.2013 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I've come away excited after many memorable evenings with San Francisco Opera, but perhaps not quite so much -- and certainly not in the same way -- as I did after seeing the world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, with music and libretto by Mark Adamo.

Nathan Gunn Is 'Yeshua' in San Francisco Opera's The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.24.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Popular baritone Nathan Gunn portrays Jesus, referred to here as Yeshua. No matter the format or venue, even for the most equipped candidate, acting-out the Son of Man is not an opportunity that comes around very often.