A Warm, if Stodgy, Tour of Certified Classics

12/01/2016

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms: Itzhak Perlman (violin, conductor), San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 9.1.2016. (HS) Read more

Plush Singing from Jamie Barton, and a Jake Heggie Premiere

18/12/2015

United StatesUnited States Turina, Chausson, Schubert, Heggie, Dvořák: Jamie Barton (mezzo soprano), Robert Mollicone (piano), Emil Milland (cello), presented by San Francisco Performances, San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, San Francisco. 16.12.2015 (HS) Read more

An Intimate ‘Meistersinger‘ Arrives from Glyndebourne

01/12/2015

United StatesUnited States Wagner, Die Meistersinger: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Sir Mark Elder (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 24.11.2015 (HS)

 

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Lumbering Ravel and a Plodding Eroica from the Israel Philharmonic

10/11/2015

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Bardanashvili, Ravel, Beethoven: Israel Philharmonic, Zubin Mehta (conductor), Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 8.11.2015 (HS) Read more

Lovely Singing Rescues Strangely Unexciting Lucia

13/10/2015

Lucia

San Francisco Opera’s Lucia di Lammermoor (c) Cory Weaver

United StatesUnited States Donizetti, Lucia di Lammermoor: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Nicola Luisotti (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 10.10.2015 (HS)    Read more

Summer Breezes from Susanna Phillips in Radiant Knoxville

02/10/2015

United StatesUnited States Hearne, Barber, Tchaikovsky: Susanna Phillips (soprano), San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Christian Reif (conductor),  Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco. 30.9.2015 (HS) Read more

For a 50th Anniversary, Celebrating Ellington with Soul and Passion

25/09/2015

United StatesUnited States Duke Ellington, Sacred Music: Queen Esther Marrow (gospel singer), Kurt Elling (jazz singer), Savion Glover (dancer), Terrance Kelly (baritone), Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir, orchestra led by Miguel Zenón, presented by SFJAZZ at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. 17.9.2015 (HS) Read more

Sondheim’s Demon Barber Slays Again

20/09/2015

United StatesUnited States  Sondheim, Sweeney Todd: Soloists, chorus and orchestra of San Francisco Opera, Patrick Summers (conductor), War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 18.9.2015 (HS)

 Act II Opening with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Lovett and bass-baritone Brian Mulligan as Sweeney Todd. ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

Act II Opening with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe as Mrs. Lovett and bass-baritone Brian Mulligan as Sweeney Todd. ©Cory Weaver/San Francisco Opera

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