Janos Gereben

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Feature Article
April 8, 2015

Musical musings on S.F. Opera's own Game of Thrones, the S.F. Symphony at the movies, and more.

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Obituary
December 15, 2014

Irene Dalis a great star of opera, who has been the founding and commanding grand dame of Opera San José for the past 30 years, died on Dec. 14.

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News Report
November 23, 2014
News comes that the Met's deficit is it's most serious in decades, while the S.F. Opera's is way down. More "Met Deficit Way Up, S.F. Opera Looks Good " »
Opera REVIEW
 San Francisco Opera  A Tale of Two <em>Bohème</em>'s
November 16, 2014

San Francisco Opera's splendid new production of Puccini's 1896 La bohème features two strong lineups of singers in the double-cast 13-performance series, with Giuseppe Finzi leading the Opera Orchestra.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 'Twas the Night Before Christmas  Czech Philharmonic Brings Dvorák's <em>Stabat Mater</em> to Berkeley
November 9, 2014

It took the Czech Philharmonic to bring a major, underperformed Dvořák masterpiece to Berkeley, and the orchestra played it for all its worth.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  S.F. Symphony's Mahler to Go
October 31, 2014

The San Francisco Symphony delights audiences with Mahler's Symphony No. 7 (during game 7 of the World Series) just before it heads on tour.

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Opera REVIEW
 West Bay Opera  Verdi on Fire at West Bay Opera
October 19, 2014

Little West Bay Opera has gone big again, very big, with a fiery, rapturous production of Verdi's Il trovatore.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  Miraculous <em>Mandarin</em>, Divine Orchestra
October 11, 2014

A grand performance by the S.F. Symphony of Bartók's devilishly hard The Miraculous Mandarin is one for the record books, and a memory to treasure.

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News Report
October 3, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley's retirement plans were finally made official at a press conference on Friday.

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Chamber Orchestra/Orchestra REVIEW
 San Francisco Symphony  S.F. Symphony: Americana Meets Space Travel by Strauss
September 26, 2014

Flawless planning and execution make the San Francisco Symphony's current subscription concert a delight.

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