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Sondra Radvanovsky

Norma at San Francisco Opera

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Entertainment
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

Call me Norma. I am a Druidic priestess and I have a tool shed. My toolshed is in the Druidic barn (did we have barns back in ancient Gaul? never mind) and that's where I keep the kids I bore Pollione, our Roman enemy.

Mephistopheles in Your Living Room

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 10.05.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

If you've never seen an opera, this is an excellent way to begin: stretched out in a comfy chair instead of sitting upright with a hard-back seat in front of you; table with popcorn and beer at hand. Plus, you can stand up when it's not intermission.

Sondra Radvanovsky and Jamie Barton Shine in New Production of Norma at San Francisco Opera

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.10.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The production elements are not heaven sent. The set designs of David Korins are clever, but confusing and cluttered. The Kong-size doors, the ready abundance of knives, spears and scythes, keep the eyes very busy and the questions coming.

Soprano Fills Title Role In 'Aida' At Last Minute

AP | By RONALD BLUM | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Sometimes opera performances come together best with little rehearsal. Having flown in from Toronto the previous night for a costume fitt...

The Canadian Opera Company Challenges the Imagination with Aida and Death In Venice

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marissa Bronfman

2010-10-27-minimalist.jpgThe hoopla over set designer Hildegard Bechtler's stark, minimalist staging was the elephant in the room.