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December 11, 2012
"Much in the way Edgar Degas captured the backstage realities and onstage glory of the dancers in the Paris Opera Ballet in his impressionist paintings, a New York city photographer has chronicled the...
December 11, 2012
Ragnar Bohlin is not only a superb chorus master, he is also a brilliant man, coming from Swedish intelligentsia, in the country smart enough to give Nobel Prizes. ...
December 11, 2012
Probably without precedent, La Scala's 2012 opening night on Dec. 7, with Wagner's Lohengrin, is available on in its almost four-hour-long entirety....
December 11, 2012
[...without regard to Michelangelo; a reference, of course, to T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, a magical work of poetry ... still without appropriate music written for it.] ...
December 11, 2012
The 37th annual Richard Tucker Opera Gala on Thursday will honor the memory of the great tenor (1913-1975) by enhancing careers and celebrating today's stars. ...
December 6, 2012
As part of its effort to provide family entertainment, and to celebrate its anniversary season, The Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis features the San Francisco Symphony Family Concer...
December 6, 2012
Melody of China is a San Francisco-based music ensemble that offers both traditional and contemporary Chinese music. Some works have been commissioned. On Friday, at 8 p.m. at the Old First Church in ...
December 6, 2012
The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir: Three Grammy-winning award albums. One of the treasures of the Bay Area. Diverse in every sense. Their bread and butter ranges from spirituals to contemporary gosp...
December 6, 2012
You wonder how long we can go on with this sordid obsession of trying to get children into ever better schools and colleges. The idioms of the day are revealing. The notion used to be to “ace” an ...
December 4, 2012
Opera Parallèle, the newly renamed Ensemble Parallèle, won first prize in the professional division of the Opera Production Competition by the National Opera Association for its 2012 production of ...

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