Now that 70 years have passed since the end of World War II, it's interesting to look at it from new perspectives. Although I doubt there was any collaboration between the two San Francisco summer festivals that did so, the results were fascinating.
Soprano Sarah Shafer is currently singing the role of "Rosetta" in the world premiere of La Ciociara (Two Women) at San Francisco Opera. A co-production with Teatro Regio di Torino, the score is by Marco Tutino as well as its libretto written in collaboration with Fabio Ceresa.
I knew seeing Sophia Loren on the red carpet at the Academy Tribute was going to be a great, but I had no idea this iconic role model could still inspire me to feel good about being a woman now, at my age.
This week, Loren was honored by AMPAS at their Samuel Goldwyn Theatre. What I came away with was how extraordinary a talent this woman was, with a range of performances probably unrivaled in film history.