Domingo, Korngold, and Hong Kong

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Heavy news day in the opera world. Los Angeles Opera To Investigate Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Plácido Domingo, Who Has Been Its General Director For 21 Years  – Los Angeles Times  San Francisco Opera Cancels Sold-Out Plácido...

Latest Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Mostly sad news today. Owen Lee, 89, Longtime Voice On The Met Opera Broadcasts – The New York Times  Countertenor David Daniels Indicted On Sexual Assault   – NPR  Dolora Zajick to Retire Hal Prince, Broadway hit producer, dies at 91...

R.I.P. Robert Orth

Ciao, Opera Mavens. So sad to report the death of baritone Robert Orth. With SF Opera, from 1993 -2012, Robert sang in five productions including Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger in 1993 and Stubb in Moby-Dick in 2012.              ...

Newsy Opera News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Woody Allen Directs Opera At La Scala – New York Post  Increasingly, Donald Trump Is Showing Up In Opera Productions       – Washington Post         An OperaBobb Sidebar: For Fans of Bryan Hymel and Luca Pisaroni I...

Some Bad News and Some Excellent News

Ciao, Opera Mavens. There is good news and bad news. First, the bad news. Soprano Heather Harper died at age 88. She was born in Northern Ireland and sang two roles at the SF Opera: Charlotte in Werther in 1975 and Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes in 1976. Soprano Heather...