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...

OSJ’s Moby-Dick is a Must-See

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Audiences & critics agree, Opera San Jose’s current production of Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick is not to be missed. We have seen the first two performances and will return for two more this week…come join us and...

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,

Merola, Adler, OSJ Alumni Updates

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Wondering where some of your favorite former Merolini, Adler Fellows, and Opera San Jose Resident Artists are now? Here’s our Top 20 list of places to go and singers to see in the Western U.S. (plus 1 in Canada*) for the remainder of the 2018-19...

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...