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The Agony and the Ecstasy: 'Onegin' at San Francisco Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 05.02.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

On Sunday afternoon, at the close of the tragedy of Onegin, when Tatiana, wife to the noble Prince Gremin, ripped up the bounder Eugene Onegin's pitiful love letter and ordered him out of her boudoir, San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House erupted in cheers.

Imperial St. Petersburg: A Perfect 3 Days

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.26.2016 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

You might prefer to just step off the ship and walk down the main shopping street of the Nevsky Prospect and window shop, as many have done before you at the turn of the century, as the Gilded or Imperial Age was falling apart around them.

Forgotten St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Romanovs

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2016 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Visiting the opulent restored palaces of St. Petersburg is impressive and a must. But through these untouched sites, I walked into history and found the shadows of the Romanovs.

Putin or Obama for Lunch?

Ana Garcia | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Ana Garcia

Pushkin, Russia is a long way to go for a bowl of beef stroganoff, but if you want to eat a meal fit for a Russian President, it's the place to go.

New in St. Petersburg: Fashion, Fabergé and a Luxe Roman Spa

Susan Jaques | Posted 11.08.2014 | Arts
Susan Jaques

In 1764, Russia's art-loving Catherine the Great founded the Hermitage Museum with the first of many paintings acquisitions. This year, to celebrate its 250th anniversary, the Hermitage has organized a visual feast: "At the Russian Imperial Court: Costumes of the 18th - early-20th Centuries."

Curtain Call at Europe's Operas for Subodh Gupta, The Simpsons and Digital Divas

Simon Hewitt | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

Flitting around Europe to report on art events this Fall threw up evening opportunities to enjoy opera on either side of what was once the Iron Curtain.

World's Prettiest Castles

U.S. News Travel | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Gone are the days of kings and queens ruling the populace from on high (in most of the world, anyway). But while many monarchs have fallen, their pala...

SF Ballet's Onegin: Intensely Dramatic With 'Devilish' Choreography!

Katita Waldo | Posted 01.25.2012 | San Francisco
Katita Waldo

Choreographically, the ballet is devilish and the partnering is unbelievably hard! The biggest challenge though, is to master the choreography while transcending the difficulty of the steps to tell the story.

Battle Stations: Among the Russians

Scott Diel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Scott Diel

Russian lines take on distinct forms that are not, in fact, lines. They are more elliptical in shape with cells within the larger unit each playing out its own small drama.