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[BWW Interview:] Will Liverman: from Dizzy Gillespie to Rossini's Figaro[BWW Interview:] Will Liverman: from Dizzy Gillespie to Rossini's Figaro
Posted: Sep. 8, 2017


BWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLYBWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLY
Posted: Aug. 6, 2017


BWW Interview: Alan Ruck Transacts 'War' with Brad PittBWW Interview: Alan Ruck Transacts 'War' with Brad Pitt
Posted: Jun. 6, 2017


BWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe ApprenticesBWW Interview: David Holloway Shepherds Santa Fe Apprentices
Posted: Jun. 16, 2017


BWW Reviews: 'Wait, Wait' Marathon Leaves San Diego HowlingBWW Reviews: 'Wait, Wait' Marathon Leaves San Diego Howling
May 2, 2014

The masterful comics of NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me! delivered a panoply of laughs, hoots, howls and giggles to a sold-out audience at the San Diego Civic Theatre

BWW Interviews: WEST SIDE to MADISON COUNTY - Jessica Vosk, Part 2BWW Interviews: WEST SIDE to MADISON COUNTY - Jessica Vosk, Part 2
May 1, 2014

In Part 2 of my interview with Jessica Vosk, we learn about her Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated 'Bridges of Madison County.'

BWW Interviews: From WEST SIDE to MADISON COUNTY, Jessica Vosk 'Bridges' the GapBWW Interviews: From WEST SIDE to MADISON COUNTY, Jessica Vosk 'Bridges' the Gap
April 30, 2014

Immensely gifted musically and dramatically, Jessica Vosk recently has experienced a wealth of shining moments on the stage.

BWW Reports: San Diego Opera Continues Its Battle for SurvivalBWW Reports: San Diego Opera Continues Its Battle for Survival
April 22, 2014

On Thursday, April 17, controversy over the closure of San Diego Opera took a startling turn at a Town Hall meeting with the theme, 'San Diego Opera Moves Forward: Alternative models of Opera in America.'

BWW Reviews: Tea Meets Sympathy Flavored with Wit in MANDATE MEMORIESBWW Reviews: Tea Meets Sympathy Flavored with Wit in MANDATE MEMORIES
April 17, 2014

Unexpected twists, jarring conflict, and candid emotional revelation kept the audience on edge in the world premiere of British playwright Lionel Goldstein's disturbing drama 'Mandate Memories.'

BWW Reviews: Furlanetto Conquers La Mancha - With DignityBWW Reviews: Furlanetto Conquers La Mancha - With Dignity
April 7, 2014

For two magical hours, Ferruccio Furlanetto lifted an embattled San Diego Opera from its doldrums to the lofty heights only such an artist can invoke, in his exquisite rendering of Jules Massenet's noble, genteel Don Quixote.

BWW Reviews: Mainly Mozart Worships Schubert in CarlsbadBWW Reviews: Mainly Mozart Worships Schubert in Carlsbad
April 1, 2014

A cadre of chamber music's finest performers performed a program to please Schubert and Mozart lovers alike

BWW Reviews: John Cederquist Shapes ILLUSIONS IN WOODBWW Reviews: John Cederquist Shapes ILLUSIONS IN WOOD
April 1, 2014

Illusion took center stage in the San Diego area last weekend when Orange County-based master craftsman John Cederquist brought his unique wood pieces to the small but pristine jewel known as the Cannon Gallery in Carlsbad.

BWW Interviews: Furlanetto Part 2: The Russian SoulBWW Interviews: Furlanetto Part 2: The Russian Soul
March 31, 2014

In a continuation of our extraordinary conversation, Maestro Ferruccio Furlanetto reveals insights on performing the astonishing Russian basso repertoire - in Russia.

BWW Interviews: Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches HeartsBWW Interviews: Ferruccio Furlanetto Filters Emotion, Touches Hearts
March 28, 2014

Notwithstanding the pall of despondency hovering over San Diego Opera, to be in the presence of Ferruccio Furlanetto's greatness for one amazing hour while he imparted his wisdom was an overwhelming experience.

BWW Reviews: Triumphal March to Brilliance - Verdi's REQUIEM at San Diego OperaBWW Reviews: Triumphal March to Brilliance - Verdi's REQUIEM at San Diego Opera
March 21, 2014

Otello. Aida. Don Carlo. The comparisons are irresistible.

BWW Interview: To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczala at San Diego OperaBWW Interview: To Sing with Nature: Piotr Beczala at San Diego Opera
March 18, 2014

Gracious, charming, highly intelligent and perceptive, Polish-born artist Piotr Beczala (dubbed 'Piotr the Great' in San Francisco), first graced the San Diego Opera stage in his 2010 Boheme debut, triumphed these past weeks in Verdi's A Masked Ball, and will complete his 'March madness' with Verdi's monumental Requiem. Acclaimed for both the beauty of his voice and for his ardent commitment to each character he portrays, he is also an avid golfer, and loves being here in San Diego.

BWW Reviews: Glitter and Be Vengeful: San Diego Opera's A MASKED BALLBWW Reviews: Glitter and Be Vengeful: San Diego Opera's A MASKED BALL
March 12, 2014

Overheard at the opening night intermission of SD Opera's glittering production of Verdi's 'A Masked Ball': 'The music is really good.' Love and death, jealousy and revenge, assassination and intrigue, culminating in a dazzle of song, dance, and a shower of sparkling gold...

BWW Interview: Losing the Disguises - Opera Director Lesley Koenig on Verdi's A MASKED BALLBWW Interview: Losing the Disguises - Opera Director Lesley Koenig on Verdi's A MASKED BALL
March 6, 2014

A Wagner-loving cat and a childhood listening to the Metropolitan Opera broadcasts influenced Lesley Koenig's eventual plunge into the world of opera.

BWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES Tickles Ribs at San Diego North Coast Rep TheatreBWW Reviews: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES Tickles Ribs at San Diego North Coast Rep Theatre
February 24, 2014

Theme: Moliere's 'Misanthrope.' Variations: 'The School for Lies.'

BWW Reviews: Best Date Night Ever: San Diego Opera's ELIXIR OF LOVEBWW Reviews: Best Date Night Ever: San Diego Opera's ELIXIR OF LOVE
February 17, 2014

Once more, with feeling! This year's SDO Valentine offering, Donizetti's 1832 comic masterpiece, 'Elixir of Love,' echoed last season's midwinter love fest, the composer's 'Daughter of the Regiment.'

BWW Interviews: Karen Kamensek - A Young Conductor Who Knows HerselfBWW Interviews: Karen Kamensek - A Young Conductor Who Knows Herself
February 13, 2014

Conductor Karen Kamensek exudes authority, gives off a distinct overachiever vibe and projects wisdom beyond her years.

BWW Interview: Opera Is About People: Andrew Sinclair Interview Part 'Deux'BWW Interview: Opera Is About People: Andrew Sinclair Interview Part 'Deux'
January 31, 2014

In part one of my recent interview with Director Andrew Sinclair, he shared his insights and experiences directing San Diego Opera, from Aida to the 2014 opening of the powerful verismo opera 'Pagliacci.' In part two, Sinclair delves further into the subject of character in opera.

San Diego Opera's 'Pagliacci' Stands On Its OwnSan Diego Opera's 'Pagliacci' Stands On Its Own
January 27, 2014

This season's San Diego Opera Opening Night incited passion, drama, and nonstop thrills for the audience. The festive atmosphere at the Civic Theatre provided the perfect complement for the exciting intensity of one of opera's grittiest dramas, 'Pagliacci.'

BWW Interviews: Catharsis, Raw Emotion and Tears: San Diego Opera Director Andrew Sinclair Talks OperaBWW Interviews: Catharsis, Raw Emotion and Tears: San Diego Opera Director Andrew Sinclair Talks Opera
January 20, 2014

Veteran opera director Andrew Sinclair, director of this season's opening San Diego Opera production, Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci', knows what makes opera tick.



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