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SFO ‘14: Not Over Till…

August 23

Opera Sammy Cahn wrote the lyrics, and Ol’ Blue Eyes sang it first: “I’m oh, so glad we met the second time around.” Ergo, herewith another look at this season’s Santa Fe Opera summer offerings. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 John Stege

Mostly About the Beethoven

SFCMF at work

Classical Those vigas and latillas and massive corbels in St. Francis Auditorium may still be vibrating after pianist Alessio Bax’s big bow-wow July 29 noon recital. At first glance his program looked a bit peculiar: R...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 John Stege

A Brilliant Sun

Worth the journey

Opera With permission, let me gently misapply the term to the mysterious beginnings of Huang Ruo’s first opera, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, whose American premiere just happened at the Santa Fe Opera.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 John Stege

Getting Dedicated

SFCMF @42

Classical What more appropriate opening for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 42nd season than Robert Schumann’s ecstatic song, “Widmung,” (“Dedication”) as transcribed for piano by Liszt? 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 John Stege

SFO Gets The Bird

A deuce of an evening

Opera Expectations ran high about this new, bright-idea Mozart/Stravinsky pairing, both composers with long-standing connections with the SFO, and both captivating works with the potential to provide another enchante...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 John Stege

Enthusiasm, Thy Name Is Neikrug

Classical Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s long-time artistic director, Marc Neikrug, talks about the 2014 season, opening July 20 at St. Francis Auditorium.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 John Stege

Heil Dir, Ludwig!

Nazis face the music

Opera The Santa Fe Opera’s summer of ’14 shapes up to be peculiarly political.

Monday, July 14, 2014 John Stege

Absurdly Entertaining

Come on, get happy

Opera Director Laurent Pelly takes a long, unsentimental look at Don Pasquale and sees a hard-boiled comedy of trickery and deception, embellished with worldly wit and a spritz of cruelty, all packaged in a...

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 John Stege

Sex, Drugs and Videotape

SFO’s Carmen Lite

Opera If there’s one thing that the Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Bizet’s Carmen proved last Friday night, it’s the power of positive projection.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 John Stege

SFO '14: So Many Operas

So few corpses

Opera These be precarious financial times for most US opera companies. The SFO can be seriously proud that since its 1956 founding, the company has never run a deficit. Ever.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 John Stege
 
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