Re: That Pesky, Problematic Coronavirus

Ciao, Opera Mavens. We’re guessing many of you are as confused and concerned as we are about the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our personal health and lifestyles along with the welfare of local performing artists and organizations. Given the recent...

Opera News to Peruse

Ciao, Opera Mavens. Let’s get right to it: Sheri Greenawald, Longtime Leader Of San Francisco Opera’s Young Artist Programs, To Retire  – San Francisco Chronicle    News About Merola Grads (thanks to Opera Maven Andrea Julien): “The Glyndebourne Opera Cup...

R.I.P. Franz Mazura

Ciao Opera Mavens. Famed bass-baritone Franz Mazura died yesterday at age 95. Starting in 1968 he sang with the San Francisco Opera such roles as Jochanaan, Wotan, Don Pizarro, and Orest. He sang Alberich in the 1990 Ring. Obituary: Famed Bass-Baritone Franz Mazura...

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...