The tragedy of “Elektra” echoes through the American Conservatory Theater this month, as Sophocles’ bloody tale of vengeance in the aftermath of the Trojan War once again casts its mesmerizing spell. Read More
S.F. Opera Celebrates the Ring Cycle: On June 20, George and Charlotte Shultz hosted a party celebrating San Francisco Opera’s three complete cycles of Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring Des Nibelungen” (The Ring of the Nibelung), the composer’s epic four-opera cycle widely considered one of the greatest works ever conceived for the operatic stage. Guests included S.F. Opera officials, sponsors and cast members, including baritones Mark Delavan and Gordon Hawkins.
When the lights come up on this deliciously mordant comedy, there’s a look on actor Marco Barricelli’s face that presages the treats in store for us. As the newly arrived nephew, he stands, suitcase in hand, in the doorway, gazing at the pale apparition in the bed, his features frozen into an exquisitely detailed mask of quizzical uncertainty. Read More