RIP Huguette Tourangeau

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Canadian Mezzo Huguette Tourangeau sang five roles at SF Opera from 1971 to 1975, including Adalgisa in Norma with Joan Sutherland. She was 79. Mezzo-Soprano Huguette Tourangeau Dead At 79 from OperaWire...

Some Marvelous Stream Operatunities

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Here are some real blue-ribbon streams from Europe plus one US premiere in San Jose. From Wallonie, Liege, Belgium. La Nozze di Figaro, an excellent, well-sung, traditional production. Recommended! From the Vienna Staatsoper (subtitles available on...

Two Opera-Newsworthy Items

Ciao, Opera Mavens. First, famed Spanish conductor Jesús López Cobos died this past week. He conducted five times at the SF Opera starting in the 1972-73 season. His last appearance was conducting Cenerentola in 2014. He was 78.     Next, the Vienna Staatsoper...

Streams from American Opera Companies

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Right now, Wolf Trap Opera in Virginia is offering a Rossini rarity and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is presenting a very fine Ariadne. Both have English subtitles. The Touchstone (La Pietra del paragone) from Wolf Trap’s 2017 season...