Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 1962 – 2017

From his official Facebook page:  “On behalf of the Hvorostovsky family, it is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dmitri Hvorostovsky – beloved operatic baritone, husband, father, son, and friend – at age 55. After a two-and-a-half-year battle...

Subtitles on Your Cellphone and Other News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The Vienna Staatsoper streams its subtitles on your cellphone. There’s an app for it. See Subtitles for Iphone/Ipad and Android. You aim your phone toward your sound source and the sound triggers the subtitles. I tested this on Nov 4 with Vienna’s...

A World Premiere and Other Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. A brand new Hamlet opera from Glyndebourne plus a new, unique 12-episode streaming opera, plus news of two important musicologists who are locally familiar. The World Premiere of Hamlet by Brett Dean. From Glyndebourne with an all-star cast. At 9am...

More June Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Great opera news keeps rolling in. Ojai Festival at Berkeley, June 15-17. Opera fans will be especially interested in the Friday, June 16 performance. Fri, June 16 7pm, Zellerbach Playhouse Pre-performance Talk With Ojai at Berkeley music director...
Take Me Out to the Ballpark (for Don Giovanni)

Take Me Out to the Ballpark (for Don Giovanni)

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here’s the invitation you’ve been waiting for. San Francisco Opera says: You’re cordially invited to join us for our free AT&T Park Simulcast of Mozart’s DON GIOVANNI on Friday evening, June 30th at 7:30pm. Be part of this spectacular San...