Category Archives: Opera

Rossini

Gioachino Antonio Rossini   (born February 29, 1792, Pesaro, Papal States [Italy]—died November 13, 1868, Passy, near Paris,France), Italian composer noted for his operas, particularly his comic operas, of which The Barber of Seville (1816), Cinderella (1817), and Semiramide (1823) are among the best known. Of his later, larger-scale dramatic operas, the most widely … Continue reading

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Opera, backstage

Jules Cheret’s  Grand théâtre de l’exposition. Palais des enfants … At work on a “scrim” tacked to the deck of the San Diego Opera Scenic Studio’s paintshop on Commercial Ave. In the late 80’s and early 90’s I was lucky to … Continue reading

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Mozart’s Birthday 1/27/1756

pen, brush & inks on linen paper. http://www.britannica.com/biography/Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart “Mozart, widely recognized as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. With Haydn and Beethoven he brought to its height the achievement of the Viennese Classical school. Unlike any other composer … Continue reading

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Opera season 2016

This photo is from San Diego Opera’s production of “La Boheme” staged in the early 90’s. Working on this scenery designed by John Conklin with Davis West as Master Artist, was very fun. Next season SDO will mount both Puccini’s “Boheme” … Continue reading

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occasions of grandeur

“Although described by a contemporary critic as ‘looking like an overloaded sideboard’, it (the Paris Opera House) is now regarded as one of the masterpieces of the period. Here Garnier triumphed over a cramped and difficult site, handling the carriage-ramps … Continue reading

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San Diego Opera 4/13/14

The matinee performance of Don Quixote today was Fantastic! Here are some of the people of the San Diego Opera, what an ovation.  

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Don Quixote by Jules Massenet SD Opera 4/13/14

The matinee performance of Don Quixote today was Fantastic! Its hard to believe some in our city would turn their backs on such a beautiful thing as our Opera. Opera will live on without a doubt!

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