Tag Archives: Strauss

A Very Small Fledermaus – Student Production Captures the Magic

A month or so ago in this space you heard me rave about the production of Die Fledermaus by Opera San José.  I won’t take back a word of that review, but I have to tell you about a quite different but equally exciting Continue reading »

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Fledermaus Review – Happy Hour at Opera San José

IF you live anywhere near San Jose California, and IF you like any of opera, light opera, operetta, or musicals, THEN run, do not walk, to the Opera San José web site (or call them at 1-408-437-4450) and order your tickets to see Cast I perform Die Fledermaus on Saturday 11/17, Tuesday 11/20, or Sunday (matinee) 11/25.  Continue reading »

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Der Rosenkavalier MetHD Review – It gets better every time I see it

Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
MetHD Live, January 9, 2010
Met HD Encore, January 27, 2010
MetHD Summer Encore, July 25, 2012
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Capriccio – Strauss’ Last Opera

Let’s play a little game. Match the three Strauss operas in List A with the three words in List B. Continue reading »

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Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier
Strauss
January 9, 2010
Met HD
Cinemark, Palo Alto, CA

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Salome

Saturday morning I spent an engrossed two hours at the Century Cinemas 16 watching and listening to the Metropolitan Opera Live HD broadcast of Salome, starring Karita Mattila in the title role. I take first-rate singing voices as a given with the Met; she could also act and dance. Continue reading »

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