Tom’s Tips: Opera-going in Northern Germany’s Biggest Cities – Part I: Cologne

This post is the first in the series of three Tom’s Tips on opera-going in Northern Germany. This post will highlight Cologne (Koeln), followed by the Tom’s Tips for Hamburg and Berlin. Interspersed between the Tom’s Tips will be William’s reviews from the Hamburg Staatsoper (See Michael Schade, Nmon Ford, Gabriele Frola Brilliant in Hamburg’s New … Read more

Showtime in Vegas: Tom’s Tips for “Phantom” Opera-goers

Your Tipster has already reviewed on this website the utterly sensational Phantom of the Opera now showing at the ultra-opulent Venetian in Las Vegas.  The Phantom run will continue for at least the balance of 2008, and is now the most popular and best-selling show in all of Las Vegas.  (To access the “Phantom” review, … Read more

Tom’s Tips on the Santa Barbara Opera Scene

The has received a very favorable response for our Tom’s Tips for enjoying opera in Los Angeles and San Diego. Thus, we will provide similar information for a venue we have not yet highlighted – Opera Santa Barbara! In late February and early March, characterizing itself as an “Italian Passions Festival”, Opera Santa Barbara … Read more

Tom’s Tips for the San Diego Opera Scene

In the last post on this website, we presented Tom’s Tips for opera lovers looking to enjoy performances of the Los Angeles Opera at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.  Now we want to encourage you to consider the San Diego Opera performances at the San Diego Civic Theater in the Continental United States’ Southwestern metropolis. [Below: the San Diego … Read more