Two Opera-Newsworthy Items

Ciao, Opera Mavens. First, famed Spanish conductor Jesús López Cobos died this past week. He conducted five times at the SF Opera starting in the 1972-73 season. His last appearance was conducting Cenerentola in 2014. He was 78.     Next, the Vienna Staatsoper...

Streams from American Opera Companies

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Right now, Wolf Trap Opera in Virginia is offering a Rossini rarity and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is presenting a very fine Ariadne. Both have English subtitles. The Touchstone (La Pietra del paragone) from Wolf Trap’s 2017 season...

Three Recent Streams to Check Out

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here are three fascinating productions recently streamed from Europe. The first, Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, is a delighttful, funny romp from Paris’s Opera Comique. The second, Puccini’s La Boheme, strangely, takes place on a space ship. It will not...

James Levine Accused

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Lots of articles today about the Met’s former maestro. New York Times: Met Opera to Investigate Boston Globe: BSO Former Conductor Accused Newsweek: America’s Greatest Conductor Accused Cincinnati Enquirer: Met Opera to Probe...