A YouTube Opera Gem

Juan Diego Florez Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here is a real find on YouTube. William Tell is a terrific 2015 production from the Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro, Italy. Stars Nicola Alaimo, Juan Diego Florez, and Marina Rebeka. Has English subtitles and spectacular image....

Opera Potpourri

Dominic Argento Ciao, Opera Maven. Lots of opera news at the moment: RIP Dominic Argento, dead at 91. Composer of numerous operas including Postcard from Morocco. Andre Previn RIP Andre Previn, winner of 4 Oscars, dead at 89. Tributes are coming in from around the...

Opera Death Report

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Sad News. Baritone Sanford Sylvan died on Jan 29. He was 65. Sylvan sang the role of Klinghoffer in John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer at SF Opera in 1992. See: News story from NPR,

Guest Post: More Opera Tours

To All the OperaBobb Mavens. There are still a few openings for: New York Metropolitan Opera Tour April 1 – 7, 2019       Join our annual New York Metropolitan Opera tour and enjoy four memorable opera performances.  It’s Springtime in...

Letter from Opera Cruisemeister Tom Taffel

Ciao, Opera Mavens. San Francisco’s Opera Cruisemeister is back. Here is his comeback announcement: I am not going to be allowed to retire! We will be offering this spectacular 15-day, OPERA & BALLET, transatlantic group cruise: Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ m/s...