Category Archives: opera

Welcome to the Darkness. Bayerische Staatsoper’s Il Trovatore

Three weeks ago, I was sitting excitedly in my seat at the Bavarian State Opera, waiting for Verdi’s Il Trovatore to begin. All four performances in this short run during the summer Opernfestspiele (Opera Festival) had been sold out for … Continue reading

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Parsifalling: I fell for the Met’s Parsifal (part the first)

I call this “Parsifalling” because I certainly have fallen completely under the spell of that wily wizard Wagner. The music I loved first, but always found the story problematic. This production’s cast, direction, conducting, choreography, design–everything, really–moved me, excited me, … Continue reading

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Priceless: Jonas Kaufmann Recital in Princeton NJ

Drive 900 miles round trip tolls and gas take 3 vacation days ask friends to put us up and feed us 65 minutes of music = Priceless! On February 16, my friend Susan Martin and I packed our bags into … Continue reading

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