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Les Troyens Epic Opera Even on DVD

Lew Whittington | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Lew Whittington

French composer Hector Berlioz wrote both the music and libretto for Les Troyens in tribute to 'The Aeneid' Virgil's epic saga of the invasion of T...

SF Jazz Center Goes Baroque -- A Conversation with Countertenor David Daniels

Sean Martinfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Entitled Pergolesi in Naples, the Grammy Award winning ensemble led by Music Director Nicholas McGegan offers an evening of top-grossing hits from the early 18th Century, beginning with the Pergolesi's Stabat Mater.

Caesar And A Sexy Cleopatra Take Over The Met

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If anyone still harbors doubts that Handel's operas can be excitingly staged, the Met's smashing new production of Giulio Cesare, which had its gala p...

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles