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All Things Opera in the Bay Area

Opera, Concerts & Recitals – May 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens! May we entice you to attend some unique & unusual performances this month? SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY  www.sfsymphony.org or 415-864-6000 Berlioz’s Requiem - One of the most extraordinary works ever written performed by over 400 musicians including...

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Classes, Workshops, & Lectures – May 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your educational opera-tunities for this month: CAL PERFORMANCES https://secure.calperformances.org/auxiliary/Reserve.aspx?p=12187 Resurrecting Rameau Opera for the Contemporary Stage – Roundtable discussion moderated by musicologist...

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A Millennial Opera and Other Goodies

Ciao, Opera Mavens. We now have an opera designed originally for a cell phone (not kidding). It’s a very Millennial thing, only 11 minutes long, and only slightly raunchy. It’s called Broken Connection (The Tinder Opera). Two rarities are currently out there, both...

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Two Quick Opera News Items

Ciao, Opera Mavens. If you missed the March 18 Munich Andrea Chenier with Jonas Kaufmann, the performance is now available on YouTube. Click here. Thinking of going to Santa Fe for the opera this summer? Carol Rabin at Creative Travel Arrangers may be just what you’re...

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Newsy Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s a quick update: Verdi Opera Cancelled After Star Tenor Arrested For Domestic Violence from Pizzicato Neil deGrasse Tyson Goes On A Twitter Rant About The NEA from Huffington Post While US Considers Killing Federal Arts Funding, Canada...

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Lectures, Workshops, & Classes – April 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens and Happy Spring! Here are the educational opera-tunities gathered for you this month: WAGNER SOCIETY OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA http://www.wagnersf.org/node/2463 More Tales from the Pit - What would Tristan und Isolde be without the haunting English...

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Broadcasts – April 2017

Ciao, Opera Mavens and Happy Spring!  Here are your April broadcast opera-tunities: THE METROPOLITAN OPERA: LIVE IN HD http://www.metopera.org/Season/In-Cinemas Idomeneo (Mozart) – A rare Met revival of Jean-Pierre Ponnelle‘s classic production of Mozart’s masterpiece...

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Here’s One Which Slipped Thru the Cracks

Ciao, Opera Mavens. How we missed this important opera education event coming up this Sunday Mar 26, I just don’t know. (Whew! This is our first mistake this year. Now can rest assured we'll be error-free the rest of the year.) SAN FRANCISCO OPERA GUILD, EAST BAY...

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