Rodney Punt writes music criticism for SFCV, Classical Voice North America, Huffington Post, and LA Opus, the latter of which he also publishes. He is a career arts management professional. Articles By This Author Review Jennifer Higdon’s ‘Cold Mountain’ Has World Premiere at Santa Fe Opera Rodney Punt - August 4, 2015 Santa Fe Opera has another successful launch of a new work thanks to the work of composer Jennifer Higdon and librettist Gene Scheer. Review L.A. Opera Revives Florencia en el Amazonas Rodney Punt - November 24, 2014 In many ways a trailblazer, Florencia en el Amazonas was the first Spanish-language opera to be commissioned by a major opera company north of the Rio Grande. Its prodigal return to the Chandler Pavilion was problematic. Review Verdi's Masked Ball Returns to S.F. Opera Rodney Punt - October 5, 2014 Verdi’s masterpiece of misplaced intentions, A Masked Ball opens in a lavish, if dated, period production, last mounted here in 2006. Review St. Teresa Honored in Dolora Zajick's Roads to Zion Rodney Punt - August 27, 2014 To celebrate St. Teresa as the 500th anniversary of her birth approaches, the Discalced Carmelite Family of the Western U.S. presented an impressive concert featuring Dolora Zajick. Review Dr. Sun Yat-sen Triumphs in American Premiere Rodney Punt - July 28, 2014 The adventurous Santa Fe Opera has a hit on its hands with a new opera about the major figure in the Chinese Revolution.