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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
January 29, 2013

About to visit the Bay Area for a recital, Gil Shaham talks about new works he’ll perform and an unusual flowering of violin concertos in the 1930s.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
January 9, 2013

Debussy’s 150th birthday, celebrated fittingly by the S.F. Symphony with two great orchestral works, was lent a special luster with performances by Renée Fleming.

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Editorial
December 17, 2012

In his thorough remaking of a holiday classic, choreographer Mark Morris has created a new tradition showing us how great, new art can emerge from older classics, forging an enduring bond with a new audience.

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Recital Review
December 12, 2012

In her farewell-to-San Francisco recital at the Hotel Rex, soprano Nadine Sierra gave a memorable performance throughout; her warmth and intelligence shone through.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 29, 2012

Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela returned to the Bay Area this week, generating the kind of goodwill for music education and excitement for symphonic music that can turn even the most hardened cynic into a true believer.  

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
November 10, 2012

In Wozzeck's return to the Bay Area, conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen led London’s Philharmonia Orchestra in the kind of brilliantly authoritative performance that left no doubt as to the enduring power of Alban Berg’s masterpiece.

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Upcoming Concert
October 17, 2012

Up-and-coming Chinese baritone Ao Li, enjoying a success at S.F. Opera, readies for his salon performance.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
October 3, 2012

Philharmonia Baroque essays Henry Purcell’s rarely performed Dioclesian, a semi-opera chockful of stories of love, lust, and politics, all dressed in splendid music.

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Artist Spotlight
September 18, 2012

The hard-charging Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu, about to make his S.F. Opera debut, found his calling when he heard the Three Tenors on TV. Now he’s chasing their fame; next spring he plays “son” to Plácido Domingo.

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Artist Spotlight
August 27, 2012

Love for lieder and years of singing opera made baritone Håkan Hagegård an impassioned artist, who now conveys his insights to young artists around the globe.

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Opera Review
August 2, 2012

A ripe-to-bursting Mozart opera, rarely performed, dallies in the garden of earthly delights, peopled by stalwarts of S.F. Opera’s Merola Program.

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Feature Article
July 31, 2012

Two rarely staged works, by Szymanowski and Rossini, add luster to Santa Fe Opera’s superb season.

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Opera Review
July 29, 2012

Sins of the flesh, and of the blackjack table, provide reasonably entertaining fodder in a new double-bill in El Cerrito.

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Artist Spotlight
June 13, 2012

Michelle DeYoung returns to San Francisco to sing a favorite role — Judith, wife of Bluebeard, who learns some things she might in retrospect rather not have in Béla Bartók's early opera Duke Bluebeard's Castle.

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Feature Article
June 5, 2012

John Adams’ opera has outlasted its critics and finally makes it to San Francisco, thanks to its original commissioner, David Gockley.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 24, 2012

The Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä returns to the S.F. Symphony with violinist Hilary Hahn, and the results with the orchestra are, once again, exemplary.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra Review
May 14, 2012

The N.Y. Philharmonic arrived bearing gifts over the weekend as part of the S.F. Symphony’s American Orchestra Series, and the rewards were manifold.

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Recital Review
April 1, 2012

When Dawn Upshaw made her long-awaited return to Herbst Theatre, the great American soprano arrived looking relaxed and sounding radiant in a brilliant bouquet of short works spanning the centuries.

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Recital Review
March 25, 2012

That consummate pianist Richard Goode more than delivers the goods on Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin.

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Upcoming Concert
March 17, 2012

Directed by Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Symphony and UC Choral Ensembles perform a noted oratorio scored to accompany a classic silent film about Joan of Arc.

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