Die Fledermaus, March 2010

Die Fledermaus, March 2010

(The Bat) by Johann Strauss English translation by Marcie Stapp. Performances March 13, 14, 20, 21. “‘Die Fledermaus’ is a fun and laughable opera,” says Jim Schmidt, LVO’s Managing Director. “Because it will be performed in English rather than the…

Pagliacci & Cavelleria Rusticana October, 2009

Pagliacci & Cavelleria Rusticana October, 2009

Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo & Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni Performances October 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18. Artistic Director/Producer - Raquel Holt Complimentary pre-opera lecture offered one-hour prior to curtain included in ticket price. Supertitles in English are always…

The Marriage Of Figaro, March 2009

The Marriage of Figaro, March 2009

The Marriage of Figaro—March 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22, 2009 The Marriage of Figaro is considered Mozart’s greatest social commentary.  It is a combination of comedy and pathos.  Figaro and Susanna joyfully await their coming wedding but it is…

The Barber Of Seville October, 2008

The Barber of Seville October, 2008

Welcome to Barber Clips, a collection of  information  on The Barber of Seville, composer Rossini, and video clips of famous artists singing Barber songs, ranging from Maria Callas to Bugs Bunny. Below is are brief comments on Barber and Rossini.…

Opera Synopsis

Notes on the Figaro Production By Stage Director Brian Luedloff Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro is not so much a comedy as it is a farce: farce seems silly and ridiculous, but reveals something about human nature through satire and…

Figaro Cast

Brian Luedloff- Stage Director Alex Katsman- Music Director Alexander is an alumni of the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. He received his M.M. from St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory and his B.M. cum laude from Mussorgsky College of Music in…

Reviews: A Gripping ‘Dutchman’ In Livermore

Reviews: A gripping ‘Dutchman’ in Livermore

By Joshua Kosman - SF Chronicle Everyone deserves a little celebration when they hit a key ... READ MORE For All Events Reviews By Victor Cordell Fantasy, love, greed, betrayal, and redemption ... READ MORE The Mercury News By GEORGIA ROWE Livermore…