A “Second Look” Review: Amon Miyamoto’s Insightful Production of “Madama Butterfly” – San Francisco Opera, June 18, 2023

Earlier this month I reviewed the opening performance of San Francisco Opera’s mounting of Amon Miyamoto’s production of a Puccini masterpiece [Review: Karah Son, Michael Fabiano Lead Brilliant Cast in Amon Miyamoto’s Fascinating Production of “Madama Butterfly” – San Francisco Opera, June 3, 2023] Fifteen days later, I attended a second performance with the identical … Read more

Review: Daniela Mack, San Francisco Opera Chorus Shine in “El Último Sueño de Frida y Diego”, San Francisco Opera, June 17, 2023

The final opera to be presented in the San Francisco Opera’s centennial season, “The Last Dream of Frida and Diego” by California composer Gabriela Lena Frank and Cuban librettist Nilo Cruz, is the first opera in company history to be performed in Spanish. The opera is a co-production with the San Diego Opera, where the … Read more

Review: A Colorful, Brilliantly Performed “Frau ohne Schatten” – San Francisco Opera, June 4, 2023

San Francisco Opera’s first 21st century performances of Richard Strauss’ “Die Frau ohne Schatten” revive a work that had been performed by the company in six seasons between 1959 and 1989. The 2023 revival secured a production new to San Francisco built around British artist David Hockney’s scenic design. The production was created for the Royal … Read more