Category Archives: Opera

Coming Up – Sousa’s El Capitan

I will be playing the role of Señor Amabile Pozzo in Lyric Theatre’s concert production of El Capitan by John Philip Sousa. Performances will be on Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, July 31 at 2:00 pm at Fremont High School’s Shannon Theatre in Sunnyvale. Continue reading

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Three Utopias

Next month I will be joining a rare class of musician: someone who has performed in three different productions of Gilbert and Sullivan’s late masterwork Utopia, Limited. Continue reading

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The Magic Flute at West Bay Opera

As my summer break from music rehearsals comes to an end, I wanted to be sure to look back at our production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at West Bay Opera. Continue reading

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L’elisir d’amore at West Bay Opera

West By Opera’s production of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore opened on Valentine’s Day and closed last Sunday. Four sold-out houses and many local critics enjoyed themselves immensely, but perhaps not quite as much as the cast and crew of this production. Continue reading

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Nixon in China

At last, 25 years after its premiere, I finally got to see and hear John Adams’s first opera, Nixon in China. San Francisco Opera gave this a fine production. Continue reading

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Nixon in Bogotá

In honor of San Francisco Opera’s 25th anniversary production of John Adams’s Nixon in China, here’s some lesser-known Nixon history. Continue reading

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Great Moments in Sight Reading, Part 1

Today was the first chorus rehearsal for West Bay Opera’s production of Aida. We were sight reading through all the choral portions in the opera, and naturally we spent a lot of time in Act II. Turn to page 157 and all heck breaks loose. Continue reading

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Heart of a Soldier

I attended Sunday’s performance of the new Christopher Theofanidis opera Heart of a Soldier in its premiere run at San Francisco Opera, and found it to be a very moving and powerful piece. Continue reading

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