Historical Performances: “Pelléas et Mélisande” with Pilar Lorengar, André Jobin, Thomas Stewart – San Francisco Opera, November 3, 1965

Note from William: This post continues my series of observances of historic performances that I attended at San Francisco Opera during the general directorship of Kurt Herbert Adler. This is the sixteenth of sixteen such observances of performances from the company’s 1965 Fall season. Having spent the previous weekend attending San Francisco Opera performances from first … Read more

Historical Performances: “Ballo in Maschera” with Leontyne Price and Sandor Konya – October 31, 1965

Note from William: This post continues my series of observances of historic performances that I attended at San Francisco Opera during the general directorship of Kurt Herbert Adler. This is the fifteenth of sixteen such observances of performances from the company’s 1965 Fall season. The 1965 season ended with two new productions, one of Verdi’s “Ballo … Read more

Historical Performances: “Don Giovanni” with Pilar Lorengar’s Donna Anna – San Francisco Opera, October 30, 1965

Note from William: This post continues my series of observances of historic performances that I attended at San Francisco Opera during the general directorship of Kurt Herbert Adler. This is the fourteenth of sixteen such observances of performances from the company’s 1965 Fall season. The final performance of 1965 of my San Francisco Opera subscription series … Read more

Historical Performances: “Barber of Seville” with Meneguzzer, Blankenburg, Vinay, Trama – San Francisco Opera, October 24, 1965

Note from William: This post continues my series of observances of historic performances that I attended at San Francisco Opera during the general directorship of Kurt Herbert Adler. This is the thirteenth of sixteen such observances of performances from the company’s 1965 Fall season. Less than 15 hours after the conclusion of the Saturday night San Francisco … Read more

Historical Performances: “Ariadne auf Naxos” with Hillebrecht, Thomas, Grist, Vanni – San Francisco Opera, October 23, 1965

Note from William: This post continues my series of observances of historic performances that I attended at San Francisco Opera during the general directorship of Kurt Herbert Adler. This is the twelfth of sixteen such observances of performances from the company’s 1965 Fall season. The next opera on my Saturday night San Francisco Opera live performance series … Read more