Aug. 18, 2017
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The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs Review

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Opera Jobs might be comfortable keeping grand company with Milton’s Satan or Marlowe’s Faustus.

Monday, July 24, 2017 John Stege

The Golden Cockerel Review

Poshlost at its best

Opera Poshlost: a virtually untranslatable and highly uncomplimentary Russian noun signifying banality, vulgarity, triviality, stupidity and, well, you know. 

Friday, July 21, 2017 John Stege

Lucia di Lammermoor Review

Opera's about the singin'

Opera Just head on up the hill. Trills and chills await.

Monday, July 10, 2017 John Stege

Die Fledermaus Review

Opera Well, it was what it was. 

Monday, July 3, 2017 John Stege

You Park. They Bark.

SFO says hello to #61

Opera For 2017, expect pristine blacktop and sharply delineated parking spaces. 

Monday, June 26, 2017 John Stege

So Long, Sixtieth

SFR’s Best Of . . . goes to the opera

Opera Yogi Berra, sublime phrasemaker that he was, advised anybody who’d listen that “it ain’t over till it’s over.” So readers, be aware: Santa Fe Opera’s 60th season ain’t over, and won’t be until L...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 John Stege

Samuel Barber’s Wintry Tale

A new face at SFO

Opera Frankly, Mr. MacKay, it’s high time the Santa Fe Opera company got around to Samuel Barber and Gian Carlo Menotti’s looking-for-love-in-all-the-wrong-places opus, Vanessa.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 John Stege

Ultimate Strauss

SFO’s Golden Hour

Opera It is a truth universally acknowledged that an opera worth anyone’s attention is in want of a plot. So it’s plot, plot, plot for three of the four operas staged thus far in the Santa Fe Opera’s 60th seaso...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 John Stege

Death-Mark’d Love on Opera Hill

SFO’s Shakespearean 'liebestod'

Opera To begin with, make the vital distinction between great operas and grand opéra. The former? A critical judgment. The latter? A stylistic definition.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 John Stege

Delivering Da Don

Mozart’s go-to-hell opus

Opera Want a cutting-edge, new-fangled take on Mozart’s Don Giovanni? Check out a few recent notorieties: the crazily dysfunctional family in Dmitri Tcherniakov’s version, seen first at Aix in 2010.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 John Stege
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