The Standard Repertory’s 140-Year Bracket: Critiques of the Concept on Other Websites

In November, 2005 I posted my description of the Standard Opera Repertory as a group of frequently produced operas, bound in time by Mozart’s “Nozze di Figaro” and Puccini’s “Turandot”. I was pleased to read the vigorous discussions of this premise that occurred over ensuing weeks on Jonathan’s and Alex’s Wellsung website and Lisa Hirsch’s … Read more

Zandra Rhodes’ New Look for Bizet’s “Pearl Fishers”: San Diego Opera, February 27, 2004

The San Diego Opera, whose director Ian Campbell had enlisted British-born California fashion designer Zandra Rhodes to design costumes for a production of Mozart’s “Magic Flute”, commissioned Rhodes to create both the sets and costumes for a new production of Bizet’s “The Pearl Fishers [Les pĂȘcheurs de perles]”. [Below: Designer Zandra Rhodes; edited image, based … Read more