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"Don Carlo" - Star-Studded Night at the Opera

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 06.20.2016 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Luckily SFO offered the complete, 5-act Italian version that begins in the park of Fontainebleau where Carlo and his intended Elisabetta fall in love, only to learn that her father, King of France, has given her to Carlo's father, King Phillip II, as a pawn to end a war.

A Profile of Mariusz Kwiecień - Now at SF Opera Through 6/29

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.20.2016 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

For me, David Gockley's greatest asset - even before his thirty-three year tenure (1972-2005) as General Director of Houston Grand Opera - was his experience as an opera student, as a baritone - at the New England Conservatory of Music.

Sing Out, Luisa!

George Heymont | Posted 11.29.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

For several decades, a debate has raged over whether the voices of opera singers should be used to sing the musical theatre repertory. San Francisco Opera's General Director, David Gockley, was at the forefront of including musical theatre when he was General Director of the Houston Grand Opera.

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.

I Like My (Operatic) Meat Well Done

George Heymont | Posted 03.17.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

If one searched for the polymaths who made the greatest contributions to opera during the second half of the 20th century, two names would instantly come to mind.

Tenor Michael Fabiano: On La Bohème, Now at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.19.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

During our recent conversation, we talked about the discipline involved for the tenor who has Rodolfo on his performance calendar. Rodolfo is a physically climactic role. A succession of performances requires much more than muscle memory.

First Nighter: The Met's New "Die Fledermaus" Far Too Batty

David Finkle | Posted 03.03.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Die Fledermaus back again as the Metropolitan Opera's New Year's Eve gala confection? Directed by Jeremy Sams, who also supplied the revised lyrics, ...