In Quest of San Francisco Opera Centennial Season Operatic Performances, October 2022 through July, 2023

Each of the following operas is scheduled for the San Francisco Opera’s 2022-23 centennial season. Dialogues of the Carmelites (Poulenc and Lavery) October 15, 18, 21, 26 and 30, 2022 Olivier Py’s production, co-produced by the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Bruxelles, is imported to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the … Read more

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