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FAUST Review – Opera San Jose produces a sensitive interpretation of the classic legend

Last Sunday, April 22, 2012, I saw my fourth production (and my sixth performance) of Faust in the last two years – and next Sunday I plan to go again and see Opera San Jose’s other cast. Continue reading »

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Faust Review – A Morality Play for the Atomic Age

The visual part of the opera begins before the curtain goes up. A much-larger-than-life photograph of a woman’s head is displayed in the center of the curtain. In black-and white, slightly impressionistic, with haunting eyes staring directly at you. In complete repose, but not static. The eyes may close; the angle may shift. It is always there, whenever the curtain is about to open. It is, of course, the face of Marina Poplavskaya in her role as Marguerite. Continue reading »

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Roméo et Juliette Review – A very mixed reaction

The Opera Nut finds he has a very mixed reaction to seeing his first opera of the Met HD 2010 Summer Encore Series.  Continue reading »

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Faust in San Francisco – The Opera Nut Goes To San Francisco

San Francisco’s Opera nut (Philip G. Hodge) is at it again. Enjoying operas, that is. Check out his San Francisco Opera reviews – all three!

It has been almost ten years since I have been to the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, so I was eagerly anticipating going there this week to see three operas in three days, starting with Gounod’s Faust which I had last seen in San Jose about seven years ago.  Continue reading »

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