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Re: “Fallen woman stands tall in SF Opera’s ‘Traviata’

It's not getting better. Tonight's performance was decidedly worse. It was without comparison, the absolute worst performance of anything I have ever seen... ever.

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Posted by Brian Rusch on 06/14/2014 at 9:52 PM

Re: “Performers make most of ‘SAGA of the 21st Century Girl’

Dear Mr. Serinus-
I am not sure how old you are. I am 27 and I honestly did not understand anything you wrote in your first paragraph. I asked someone and they said you were referring to shows that happened 40 years ago. Speaking from my perspective I want to say that people are not attracted to opera in my age group and younger. This opera was more attractive because it had the word rock in the title and because I found out it was 75 minutes long. I believe that all mediums change with time and it's probably a good idea if reviewers changed along with the medium in order to understand it better.
I was upset by the story because it is so real. Although I felt compassion for all of the characters I was also horrified. And it was different than a movie because it was so immediate. The music was awesome. Having an electric bass and an electric piano and including so many salsa rhythms made me feel right at home. San Francisco is an eclectic town and I heard many different cultures in the music with a story that is timeless.

Posted by Lee.db on 04/18/2014 at 4:13 AM

Re: “Performers make most of ‘SAGA of the 21st Century Girl’

Well, regardless of what it billed itself as, I thought the Friday night show was a total blast. Yes, the orchestration was a bit on the chamber-music scale, but what would you expect, given today's arts funding? I'm sure "Jesus Christ, Superstar" would be just as compelling with an acoustic The singing was virtuosic, with difficult and complicated melodies and landmines of unexpected rhythm and meter changes (even in the repetitive parts, did you catch them?) expertly navigated in unisons and thirds. I loved it.

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Posted by Glen Shannon on 04/11/2014 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Young musicians on the rise at SF Symphony

No wonder I do not like the symphony. Look at the photo and then convince me that Black kids do not have musical talent.

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Posted by Allen Jones on 03/10/2014 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Berkeley Symphony premieres Samuel Adams’ violin concerto

If you're calling before Thursday, call Berkeley Symphony's office for tickets (510) 841-2800 x1.

Posted by Jessica Sadler on 02/04/2014 at 9:02 AM

Re: “Piano virtuoso Vadym Kholodenko makes Bay Area debut

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Posted by KatherynALawrence on 01/30/2014 at 7:44 PM

Re: “Piano virtuoso Vadym Kholodenko makes Bay Area debut

my stepmom recently got an almost new yellow Suzuki SX4 Hatchback by working part time from a macbook air. straight from the source


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Posted by EmmaGShackelford on 01/30/2014 at 4:48 PM

Re: “S.F. Opera 2015-16 season healthy, wealthy and wise

Surely you mean the 2014-15 season? Headline editor?!?

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Posted by Operavore on 01/14/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “'Mary Magdalene' superstar

Mary Magdalene Superstar at Universal Studios Hollywood, Live, November 2013
The Voice, Season 5.

Posted by KatRobichaudFan on 11/22/2013 at 8:56 AM

Re: “'Mary Magdalene' superstar

Mary Magdalene Superstar, Kat Robichaud, Contestant Season 5 THE VOICE
a production of CeeLo Green and The Voice at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Posted by KatRobichaudFanDallasTexas on 11/22/2013 at 8:53 AM

Re: “Classical stars, Haitian kids unite for benefit

Deborah Voight needs to keep her weight down. Fat opera singers must go away. They hurt performances and themselves. Opera needs more hot chicks.

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Posted by Anthony J. Alfidi on 10/04/2013 at 8:57 PM

Re: “Between Heaven and Hell, choral angels triumph at San Francisco Opera opening

And what made it more impressive for us, was the enormous support for a vigil in support LGBT Russians, which was staged outside the Opera House. Thank You Patricia Racette and San Francisco Opera and War Memorial Opera House Management your support and encouragement.

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Posted by Mel on 09/09/2013 at 11:03 AM

Re: “San Francisco Symphony's delightful gala opens season

My Uncle Joseph got a fantastic metallic Subaru Outback by working part-time off of a macbook... useful link

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Posted by Coradan Anielle on 09/08/2013 at 10:21 PM

Re: “Big changes for San Francisco Opera 'Claiborne' premiere

My Aunty Alexa just got an awesome 12 month old BMW M6 Convertible by working parttime at home online... 7­.l­y/5vY

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Posted by Alfred445 on 08/30/2013 at 1:47 PM

Re: “The dogged determination of Bernadette Peters

FOOTNOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Bernadette truly lives her mission. During the interview we chatted about the fact that my husband and I have been dogless since Skeeter, our beloved Yorkie died a peaceful death at the ripe old age of 17.5 about a year ago. When Bernadette visited Muttville this weekend she met a little fellow whom she thought we should know and as of this afternoon there is one less homeless dog in San Francisco!

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Posted by wordsmith on 07/23/2013 at 4:17 PM

Re: “The dogged determination of Bernadette Peters

Vilma Kaplan,
Without The Aid Of Silicone!!!!

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Posted by AnneNagain on 07/22/2013 at 10:11 PM

Re: “The dogged determination of Bernadette Peters

Miss B has a huge heart and from what I hear truly gives her heart and energy to helping out animals. Not mentioned- but on her trip I heard she asked to visit SPCA as well as Muttville. With all the great wonderful things to do on a short visit to SF I think that shows where her heart is.

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Posted by A Fan of All Creatures on 07/22/2013 at 8:32 PM

Re: “The dogged determination of Bernadette Peters

Have always appreciated Bernadette Peters' talent. Now i love her even more knowing she shares passion for humane, sane treatment of dogs... And hopefully all animals, I bet.

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Posted by Kim Hogan on 07/22/2013 at 4:38 PM

Re: “New opera puts Mary Magdalene in different light

SF Opera's "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene" was pretty bad. Slow story, bad music, and weak singing sunk the whole show. It needs campy elements and hot chicks a la "Salome."…

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Posted by Anthony J. Alfidi on 06/29/2013 at 5:48 PM

Re: “'Mary Magdalene' superstar

as Paul said I am surprised that a mom can make ($)5510 in one month on the computer. have you read this web site... Can99.c­o­m

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Posted by TinaShelton on 06/22/2013 at 4:31 AM

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