San Francisco Opera’s fresh and winning take on Così fan tutte  

United StatesUnited States Mozart, Così fan tutte: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Henrik Nánási (conductor). War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 21.11.2021. (HS)

Irene Roberts (Dorabella), Nicole Heaston (Despina) and Nicole Cabell (Fiordiligi) in SFO’s Così fan tutte © Cory Weaver

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Nicholas Phan and Brooklyn Rider find meaning in song at PIVOT

United StatesUnited States Various, PIVOT Festival [1]: Nicholas Phan (tenor), Brooklyn Rider (Johnny Gandelsman, Colin Jacobsen [violins], Nicholas Cords [viola], Michael Nicolas [cello]). Presented by San Francisco Performances, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco, 21.10.2021. (HS)

Brooklyn Rider and Nicholas Phan (tenor)

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Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jeremy Denk, Claire Chase and the SFS take wing with colorful bird music

United StatesUnited States Various, ‘Exotic Birds’: Jeremy Denk (piano), Claire Chase (flute), San Francisco Symphony / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 17.10.2021. (HS)

Claire Chase playing Saariaho’s Oiseaux exotiques (c) Kristen Loken

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Elza van den Heever, Matthew Ozawa and Eun Sun Kim bring distinction and glory to SFO’s new Fidelio

United StatesUnited States Beethoven, Fidelio: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Eun Sun Kim (conductor). War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco. 14.10.2021. (HS)

James Creswell (Rocco), Elza van den Heever (Leonore) and Greer Grimsley (Don Pizarro) © Cory Weaver

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