Opera as Drama: An Interview with Director Stephen Lawless

The following conversation took place at the Santa Fe Opera Cantina, with the much-appreciated facilitation of the Santa Fe Opera.   [British Director Stephen Lawless; edited image, based on a photograph from Askonas Holt.] Wm: My traditional first question is: What are your earliest memories of music, and of opera? SL: My parents were of the … Read more

Review: Maurizio Muraro Leads An Appealing “Don Pasquale” Cast – San Francisco Opera, October 2, 2016

Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale”, a timeless comic treatment of generational conflicts, returned to the War Memorial Opera House stage after a generation’s absence. For the opera’s re-emergence, the company presented French director Laurent Pelly’s zany production, created for the Santa Fe Opera in 2014 and seen last year in Barcelona. Maurizio Muraro’s Don Pasquale With a deep and resonant bass, … Read more