Review: Orlinski’s Astounding, Acrobatic Orfeo: “Orfeo ed Euridice”, San Francisco Opera, November 20, 2022

The operas of Christoph Willibald Gluck have rarely been performed by the San Francisco Opera. Gluck’s most famous opera, “Orpheus and Eurydice”, received only a couple of stage performances in a 1959 production. For the company’s centennial season, San Francisco Opera presents it in its original 1762 Italian version, “Orfeo ed Euridice”, which premiered in … Read more

World Premiere Run Review: Adams’ “Antony and Cleopatra” – San Francisco Opera, September 18, 2022

John Adams’ latest opera, whose plot is derived from the Shakesperean tragedy Antony and Cleopatra, received its world premiere at the San Francisco Opera. A run of six additional performances was scheduled to follow the world premiere. This review is of the third of the seven total performances. There is much to admire in San … Read more

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