A Resounding, Terrifying, Brilliant Elektra

19/09/2017

R. Strauss, Elektra: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 13.9.2017. (HS)

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Michaela Martens (Klytemnestra) & Christine Goerke (c) Corey Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

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Hockney’s Turandot Returns, Vigorously Refreshed

14/09/2017

Puccini, Turandot: Soloists, San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 12.9.2017. (HS)

Act II Scene 2 of Turandot in the production by David Hockney (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Act II Scene 2 of David Hockney’s Turandot (c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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A Tale of Ardor, Short on Passion

30/06/2017

Berlioz, Roméo et Juliette: Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone), San Francisco Symphony and Chorus / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 28.6.2017. (HS)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette (c) Cory Weaver

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette (c) Cory Weaver

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Theatrical Mavericks—Including the Conductor

26/06/2017

Ives, Tilson Thomas, Harrison, Antheil: Measha Brueggergosman (soprano), Mikaela Bennett, Kara Dugan (vocalists), Nadya Tichman (violin), Peter Dugan (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 23.6.2017. (HS)

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Erin Moore as Josephine Baker in George Antheil’s A Jazz Symphony (c) Cory Weaver

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Petrenko Conducts Bell in Lalo, plus a Glinka Rarity

18/06/2017

Glinka, Lalo, Rachmaninoff: Joshua Bell (violin), San Francisco Symphony / Vasily Petrenko (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 16.6.2017. (HS) Read more

Rousing Rite of Spring from Mälkki and the San Francisco Symphony

13/06/2017

Stravinsky, Beethoven: Garrick Ohlsson (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Susanna Mälkki (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 10.6.2017. (HS)

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Susanna Mälkki (c) Simon Fowler

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Stalwart Rigoletto Improves As the Night Goes On

12/06/2017

Verdi, Rigoletto: Soloists, orchestra and chorus of San Francisco Opera / Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 6.6.2017. (HS)

Quinn Kelsey in the title role of Verdi's 'Rigoletto' (Photo: Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera)

Quinn Kelsey in the title role of Verdi’s Rigoletto
(c) Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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Lavishing a Berlioz Classic With Love

07/05/2017

Berlioz: Paul Groves (tenor), San Francisco Symphony Chorus, Young Women’s Choral Projects of San Francisco, Golden Gate Men’s Chorus, San Francisco Symphony / Charles Dutoit (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 4.5.2017. (HS) Read more

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