A “Second Look” Review: Amon Miyamoto’s Insightful Production of “Madama Butterfly” – San Francisco Opera, June 18, 2023

Earlier this month I reviewed the opening performance of San Francisco Opera’s mounting of Amon Miyamoto’s production of a Puccini masterpiece [Review: Karah Son, Michael Fabiano Lead Brilliant Cast in Amon Miyamoto’s Fascinating Production of “Madama Butterfly” – San Francisco Opera, June 3, 2023] Fifteen days later, I attended a second performance with the identical … Read more

In Quest of San Francisco Opera Centennial Year Performances, June through December, 2023

The following are four of the operas I am scheduled to review taking place at the San Francisco Opera during 2023, celebrating the centennial of the company’s founding. Die Frau ohne Schatten (Richard Strauss), San Francisco Opera, June 4 (m), 10, 20, 23 and 28, 2023 San Francisco Opera, the company that mounted the United … Read more