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Robert Who?

Plus that avid uxoricide Gesualdo’s maddening madrigals

Arts “Well. I think they must have just about run out of Schumann.” And so went an overheard comment at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Aug. 15 evening concert. The occasion? Number three of four concert...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 John Stege

Where Are the Songs of Summer?

In our own backyard no less

Art Features What? Yet more song cycles from the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival? Well, why ever not, since the SFCMF’s 4th and penultimate week’s opening concerts Aug. 4/5 showcased a couple of the crazy successes of ...

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 John Stege

Cycling the Romantics

Lieder-lovers take note

Art Features Keyboards have been seriously in style at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival ever since a pianist, the late Alicia Schachter, founded the SFCMF with her husband, Sheldon Rich, in 1972

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 John Stege

Oscar’s Fatal Attraction

A messy night at the Opera

Arts It was, for sure, Oscar Night out at the Santa Fe Opera last Saturday, e.g., the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s anticipated work depicting Oscar Wilde’s last years..

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 John Stege

Violetta Revisited

And a sweet start for ChamberFest ‘13

Arts Finally I get it. Five years ago I denounced Laurent Pelly’s staging of Verdi’s La traviata for the Santa Fe Opera as “spectacularly inept.”

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 John Stege

Bravi Bellissimi

Thrills and trills at SFO’s Scottish play

Arts I nearly had to see a barber last Sunday morning to plaster down my perpendicular locks after a hair-raising premiere...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 John Stege

Green Is Gold

Fluent 'Figaro' debuts at SFO

Art Features Rod Stewart probably wouldn’t mind if I fiddle with the title of one of his 1971 blockbuster hits. Thus: “Every color tells a story.”

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 John Stege

The Music of Friends

SFCMF serves up complexities and juxtapositions

Art Features Sometimes concert programming just happens. You’ve got an artist or ensemble with a specialty they’re expected to perform...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 John Stege

Going Dutch[ess]

SFO kicks off 57th season with a bang

Arts When Much Ado About Nothing’s dim language-mangler, Constable Dogberry, remarks that “Comparisons are odorous,” he’s probably right...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 John Stege

Make Way for SFO

Fifty-seven never looked this good

Arts Forget about the Three Tenors. Or the Three Mo’ Tenors. Or the Three Uzbeki Tenors. Or any of those copycat triumvirates...

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 John Stege
 
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