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Georgia Rowe

Georgia Rowe has been a Bay Area arts writer since 1986. She is Opera News’ chief San Francisco correspondent, and a frequent contributor to San Francisco Classical Voice, Musical America, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, and San Francisco Examiner. Her work has also appeared in Gramophone, San Francisco Magazine, and Songlines.

Articles by this Author

Artist Spotlight
October 21, 2013

Before his appearance at the S.F. Opera to sing the Dutchman, bass-baritone Greer Grimsley reflects on one of his most-beloved roles, as a cursed man who will never give up.

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Recital Review
October 13, 2013

Out of character and in recital Bryn Terfel is always wonderfully himself. In his first appearance in the beautifully resonant acoustic of Weill Hall, his warmth, charisma, and interpretive skills were on impressive display.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
September 27, 2013

A program of substantial fare on the first half, including a brilliant, big-hearted performance by Emanuel Ax, also revives six miniature works on the second half, to great effect.

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Artist Spotlight
September 25, 2013

The conductor draws on a wide palette for two weeks of concerts in San Francisco, promising excitement for audiences.

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Chamber Music Review
September 15, 2013

The always adventurous Left Coast Chamber Ensemble launched its 2013-2014 season, making a bold sonic progress from Bach to Elliott Carter.

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Season Preview
September 16, 2013

Many brilliant season offerings are promised by Cal Performances, which presents world-class artists in concerts and residencies on the UC Berkeley campus.

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Upcoming Concert
September 4, 2013

Many brilliant season offerings are promised by Cal Performances, which presents world-class artists in concerts and residencies on the UC Berkeley campus.

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Artist Spotlight
August 14, 2013

Newly appointed as music director of the California Symphony, Donato Cabrera talks about building a rapport with the audience and musicians, what sparked his passion in music, and how his plans for the future will do the same for others. 

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Artist Spotlight
July 24, 2013

International conductor phenom Xian Zhang readies a Merola production of her beloved Le nozze di Figaro.

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Artist Spotlight
May 23, 2013

Matthew Polenzani returns to S.F. Opera to sing the title role in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann. Here, he opens up about the challenges of Hoffmann, his approach to new roles — and what he has planned for future seasons.

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Artist Spotlight
May 15, 2013

Lera Auerbach, preparing for a premiere with New Century Chamber Orchestra, discusses her need to pursue multiple artistic endeavors beyond mere composing.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 11, 2013

The San Francisco Symphony’s Beethoven Project reached a radiant high point over the weekend, as Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas returned to the composer’s Missa Solemnis.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 4, 2013

There was a lot of excitement at the San Francisco Symphony Saturday night. But even by this orchestra’s high standards, this was a thrilling, surprising — and even alarming — night.

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Chamber Music Review
April 27, 2013

Launching its west coast tour, the Handel and Haydn Society, America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization, once again made history in Berkeley over the weekend.

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Chamber Music Review
March 21, 2013

The spirit of Schumann was deeply felt in the Left Coast's tribute to his influence, an evening that married standard repertoire and contemporary works in provocative and beguiling ways.

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Artist Spotlight
March 13, 2013

For her San Francisco recital, a rising star, the mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, selects music that’s both personally meaningful and challenging.

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Feature Article
February 18, 2013

The much-loved children’s book The Secret Garden becomes a modern and accessible opera, premiering in Berkeley in March.

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Opera Review
February 16, 2013

Ten years after its first production, Golijov’s dreamlike Ainadamar made its long-awaited Bay Area premiere with a stellar cast in a stunning new production by Opera Parallèle.

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Opera Review
February 9, 2013

The Opera San Jose production of Il trovatore sparks to life in the second half and has its share of rewards.

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Opera Review
February 1, 2013

Under General Director Mark Streshinsky, the company scored another hit with a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea (the Coronation of Poppea).

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