Aug. 19, 2017
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Alcina Review

The blurred lines between fantasy and reality

Opera George Frideric Handel’s beguiling opera Alcina premiered in London in 1735 in a 1,800-seat theater at the Covent Garden Theatre set on the site of the current Royal Opera House.

Monday, July 31, 2017 Eric Killelea

The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Review

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Opera Jobs might be comfortable keeping grand company with Milton’s Satan or Marlowe’s Faustus.

Monday, July 24, 2017 John Stege

The Golden Cockerel Review

Poshlost at its best

Opera Poshlost: a virtually untranslatable and highly uncomplimentary Russian noun signifying banality, vulgarity, triviality, stupidity and, well, you know. 

Friday, July 21, 2017 John Stege

Mr. Cantú Goes to the Opera

No king gets out alive in Santa Fe’s psychedelic performance of The Golden Cockerel

Opera The Golden Cockerel at the Santa Fe Opera is a tale about a hedonic monarch whose love of affirmation brings about his doom.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Aaron Cantú

Lucia di Lammermoor Review

Opera's about the singin'

Opera Just head on up the hill. Trills and chills await.

Monday, July 10, 2017 John Stege

Die Fledermaus Review

Opera Well, it was what it was. 

Monday, July 3, 2017 John Stege

You Park. They Bark.

SFO says hello to #61

Opera For 2017, expect pristine blacktop and sharply delineated parking spaces. 

Monday, June 26, 2017 John Stege

So Long, Sixtieth

SFR’s Best Of . . . goes to the opera

Opera Yogi Berra, sublime phrasemaker that he was, advised anybody who’d listen that “it ain’t over till it’s over.” So readers, be aware: Santa Fe Opera’s 60th season ain’t over, and won’t be until L...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 John Stege

Samuel Barber’s Wintry Tale

A new face at SFO

Opera Frankly, Mr. MacKay, it’s high time the Santa Fe Opera company got around to Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti’s looking-for-love-in-all-the-wrong-places opus, Vanessa.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 John Stege

Ultimate Strauss

SFO’s Golden Hour

Opera It is a truth universally acknowledged that an opera worth anyone’s attention is in want of a plot. So it’s plot, plot, plot for three of the four operas staged thus far in the Santa Fe Opera’s 60th seaso...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 John Stege
 
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