In Quest of 21st Century Operas

The following is a list of operas, each composed in the second or third decade of the 21st century, performances of which I am scheduled to review at the San Francisco and Santa Fe Operas. The Dream of the Red Chamber (Sheng and Hwang), San Francisco Opera, June 14, 17, 19, 23, 25, July 1 … Read more

In Quest of Core Repertory Operas in Santa Fe Opera’s Summer 2022 Season

The Santa Fe Opera has announced its Summer 2022 season. It consists of four 19th century works and the world premiere of “M. Butterfly”, which was previously announced but canceled along with the other operas of the Summer 2020 sseason, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The new opera “M. Butterfly” will be highlighted in a … Read more

In Quest of Fall 2021 Live Opera Performances in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Il Trovatore (Verdi), Los Angeles Opera, September 18, 22, 25, October 3, 6 and 10, 2021. The Los Angeles Opera re-opens for its 2021-22 season (after the Covid-19 pandemic forced cancellation of its previous season) with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore”, conducted by Maestro James Conlon. The role of Manrico is shared by tenors Limmie Pulliam (first … Read more

In Quest of Summer 2021 Live Opera Performances in Santa Fe and San Francisco

Note from William: My most recent review of an operatic performance was that of the Sarasota Opera’s production of Catalani’s “La Wally” on March 7, 2020. Although I was scheduled to review subsequent operatic performances in Chicago, San Francisco, the Glimmerglass Festival, Los Angeles, Dallas and Houston, every one of these performances was canceled as … Read more