Special Announcement from Tom Taffel

Dear OperaBobb Mavens, Yes, it’s true, after twenty years as the San Francisco Opera House’s Intermezzo Lounge manager, Tom Taffel is now ready to retire.  Never having pursued his Ph.D., Tom wants to have time to achieve further academic accomplishments, continue...

Abraham in Flames: Workshop Performances

From our friend Ruben B. Pimentel, Jr., Director of Marketing & Communications, Merola Opera Program: Five years in the making, Abraham in Flames takes off this fall as the entire cast of singers and ensemble of musicians gather for a five-day residency,...

Special Opera-tunity for Veterans

Opera San José is forming a chorus of veterans to perform in a holiday concert this December commemorating the Christmas truce of 1914 and in anticipation of Silent Night, an opera about that unparalleled historic event. The first gathering will be at Opera San José,...

Special Mothers Day Opera Message

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Happy Mothers Day. I have a special OperaBobb side-bar today: Attention parents and grandparents and godparents and foster parents and everyone who has anything to do with children! Composer/Author/Performer Carolyn Altman has a special message for...