Strong cast, striking visuals and beautiful finish lift San Francisco Opera’s Dream of the Red Chamber revival

Meigui Zhang plays the qin in Dream of the Red Chamber © Cory Weaver

United StatesUnited States Bright Sheng, Dream of the Red Chamber: Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of San Francisco Opera / Darrell Ang (conductor). War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, 14.6.2022. (HS)


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Salonen and Sellars effectively link Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with Symphony of Psalms

United StatesUnited States Stravinsky, Oedipus Rex, Symphony of Psalms: Soloists, San Francisco Symphony Chorus and Orchestra / Esa-Pekka Salonen (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 11.6.2022. (HS)

(l-r) Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts, Sean Pannikar (Oedipus), Willard White (Creon), Lauren Jenkins and Breezy Leigh (Oedipus’s daughters) (c) Kristen Loken

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Daniil Trifonov romps through Mason Bates’s Piano Concerto with gusto

United StatesUnited States Wennäkoski, Bates, Dvořák: Daniil Trifonov (piano), San Francisco Symphony / Ruth Reinhardt (conductor). Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, 2.6.2022. (HS)

(l-r) Wyatt Underhill (assistant concertmaster), Mason Bates (composer), Ruth Reinhardt (conductor) and Daniil Trifonov (pianist)

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