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...

R.I.P. Caballé

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Sad news to report. Montserrat Caballé died on Saturday. She was 85. My most vivid memory of her at the SF Opera was her role debut as Turandot in 1977. Soprano Montserrat Caballé, 85 – New York Times Here is perhaps her most famous recorded...

Sept : Heavy Duty Month for Streams + News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Sad news again. Famed stage director Tito Capobianco died at age 87. He directed nine operasi at the SF Opera 1962-1972. Tito Capobianco, Longtime Director Of The Pittsburgh Opera, Has Died At 87 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Eight streams to...

(R)evolution of Steve Jobs and Other Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. First, some sad news. Soprano Inge Borkh died last week at age 97. She sang eight roles at the SF Opera 1953-1956. She was particularly known for Salome and Electra. Live from Indiana University: The recent sensation at the Santa Fe Opera was The...