Interview with San Francisco Opera Center’s Sheri Greenawald

[Note from William: Many of the major American opera companies, and their counterparts elsewhere in the world, have “Young Artists” programs for developing the opera singers of the future (as well as covering roles and singing the smaller parts of the season’s operas). With this interview with the San Francisco Opera Center’s director, Sheri Greenawald, … Read more

Tom’s Review: Piotr Beczala, Ellie Dehn, Priti Gandhi Stunning in San Diego “La Boheme” – February 5, 2010

Is there anyone out there in the world of opera who doesn’t adore Puccini’s super-popular “La Boheme”? Who doesn’t dab at tears at the end when Mimi dies in Rodolfo’s arms? This is opera verisma (opera in the Real World) at its absolute best! And how do you top Act II’s rollicking Cafe’ Momus Christmas Eve scene for sheer delight. [Below: A Paris … Read more