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Exciting Lucia Streamed from Madrid

Ciao, Opera Mavens. The applause for the sextet lasted so long they sang it a second time. Today’s Lucia di Lammermoor from Madrid starred Lisette Oropesa and Xavier Camerena, both in absolutely top form. It’s all available to stream, with English subtitles, on Opera...

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A Gounod Rarity and Kaufmann Parsifal

Ciao Opera Mavens. The 1854 Gounod opera La Nonne Sanglante (The Bloody Nun), June 2018, is available on YouTube. I originally decided to only “sample” this Paris Opera Comique rarity, but could not give it up because of the music. The production is good but very,...

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Classes, Workshops, & Lectures – July 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! There's not much going on in July so I'm also giving you heads-up on some August & September events. STANFORD CONTINUING EDUCATION https://tinyurl.com/StanfordPuccini2018 An Introduction to Puccini - Join Speight Jenkins for this five-week course...

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Check Out These Exciting New Streams

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Summer is bringing a lot of good streams. Check out: For fans of early Verdi: From Wallonie (Liege, Belgium) Macbeth, with Leo Nucci, June 14, 2018. For fans of Berlioz: Also from Wallonie La Damnation de Faust with Paul Groves, Ildebrando...

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Broadcasts – July 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for July: PBS – GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=15125 La Boheme (Puccini) – Vittorio Grigolo as the poor poet Rodolfo who falls in love with the seamstress Mimi,...

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June Performances & Special Events

Ciao, Opera Mavens. SAN FRANCISCO OPERA  www.sfopera.com  or 415-864-3330 Wagner’s Ring is the thing! Click here to see a complete listing of all Festival events. SAN FRANCISCO BOYS CHORUS  www.sfbc.org or 415- 861-7464 75th Anniversary Concert – Leah Crocetto (Adler...

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Broadcasts – June 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your broadcast opera-tunities for June: THE SAN FRANCISCO OPERA ON KDFC https://www.kdfc.com/2018/05/the-opera-hour/ The Opera Hour - This week, Matthew and Bill get you primed for SF Opera’s Ring. Matthew takes you backstage to meet horn...

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Classes, Workshops, & Lectures – June 2018

Ciao, Opera Mavens! Here are your educational opera-tunities for June: OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTES More Great Voices: The Art of Singing - In this five-week course, instructor Diane Mauch will show what lies behind this stunning art form and discuss voice...

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