This is the first performance of Le Comte Ory recorded with a period orchestra, ably led by Maestro Muhai Tang.
A rarely heard Rossini specialty, we get four good tenors contributing to terrific performance of Rossini’s retelling of the Shakespeare legend.
San Francisco Opera’s 2009 production of Porgy and Bess presents this quintessential American opera with real opera singers and its leading proponent, conductor John DeMain.
This updated production of Boris Godunov fails to convey the power and majesty that this work requires.
Benjamin Britten’s final opera receives a superb reading by Edward Gardner and a moving portrayal of the lead role by John Graham-Hall
Gounod’s Faust receives serious reconceptualization from Des McAnuff and topflight performances from its lead singers and conductor
With the exception of soprano Hui He in the title role, a less than stellar Aida that also suffers from subpar visuals.
Written On Skin is a new millennium opera that is given an excellent production, authoritative performances, and is easy on the ear
This atmospheric and well staged version of Britten’s Peter Grimes goes to the top of the mast.
A beautifully filmed and directed rendition of one of Mozart’s supreme romantic comedies that is abetted by a great cast of young singers