Historical Review: San Francisco’s Spring Opera Theater [SPOT]’s “Pagliacci”- June 16, 1967

After the intermission that followed my first ever performance of Mascagni’s one act “Cavalleria Rusticana” [Historical Performances: Ghita Hager Directs Roberto, di Virgilio, Cossa in “Cavalleria Rusticana” – San Francisco Spring Opera Theater [SPOT] – June 16, 1967], I settled back into my seat for my first ever performance of Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”. Ghita Hager’s intelligent … Read more

In Quest of San Francisco Opera Centennial Year Performances

The following are four of the operas I am scheduled to review taking place at the San Francisco Opera during 2023, celebrating the centennial of the company’s founding. Die Frau ohne Schatten (Richard Strauss), San Francisco Opera, June 4 (m), 10, 20, 23 and 28, 2023 San Francisco Opera, the company that mounted the United … Read more