Mesocosm

"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us." – Franz Kafka

SF Opera programming has descended into tepid mediocrity

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This is the second year in a row that the most exciting opera in San Francisco is being staged by the SF Symphony, not the SF Opera, which has become a boring, stuffy forum for turgid Italian melodrama. The Symphony, on the other hand, is doing Britten’s Peter Grimes this year, and Fidelio next year.

I blame the SF Opera for replacing the brilliant Donald Runnicles with the puffy, supercilious Nicola Luisotti, whose idea of progressive opera is Mozart. It’s a horrendous downturn for the company that staged the first American production of Messiaen’s Saint Francis.

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Written by Mesocosm

June 17, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I’M WATCHING FAUST, NO SOUL, NO HEART, NO ACTING, JUST STONES BLABBERLING AND SINGING FLATLY – GOOD FOR MONITOR ADDICTED FLAT PEOPLE.

    EL DAVIDSON

    September 25, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    • MEANING MADE FALSE?

      EL DAVIDSON

      September 25, 2014 at 8:25 pm


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