“Bel Canto” Italian Works in Toronto and the American Southwest – April-November, 2014

This feature highlights selected performances of operas by the three early 19th century Italian composers collectively associated with the term “bel canto” opera. These performances are scheduled between April and November 2014, in Toronto, Santa Fe and San Francisco. This list is supplementary to previous lists in this “Quests and Anticipations” series of selected operas … Read more

Rising Stars: An Interview with Wendy Bryn Harmer

The following interview was conducted in the administrative offices of the Houston Grand Opera, whose facilitation of this interview is gratefully acknowledged.   [Below: Wendy Bryn Harmer; resized image of a publicity photograph from wendybrynharmer.com.] Wm: Although born in Roseville, California, you were raised in Bountiful, Utah. In my discussions with opera singers, many were … Read more

Selected French and German Opera Offerings Coast to Coast April-August, 2014

This feature highlights selected performances of two French and two German operas being performed between April and August 2014, in San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Glimmerglass, New York. This list is supplementary to previous lists in this “Quests and Anticipations” series of selected operas being performed between April and August, 2014: These are Verdi’s … Read more