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The Trojans at the San Francisco Opera


MUSIC BY Hector Berlioz

The Fall of Troy and The Trojans at Carthage
Libretto by the composer


One of the largest, most magnificent pieces in the entire repertory, this rarely staged epic is presented here for the first time in 47 years, the way it was originally meant to be seen: two operas— 1,164 more words


Berlioz's The Trojans: “A Virgilian Opera on the Shakespearean Plan”

My essay on San Francisco Opera’s upcoming new production of Berlioz’s Les Troyens is now available online:

“For the last three years I have been tormented by the idea of a vast opera,” wrote Hector Berlioz at the end of the first edition of his… 283 more words


We’re Disney Bound in Disneybound: Aristocats Edition

If you’ve visited our blog in the past couple of months, you’ve likely seen some of our Disneybound posts. During our trip to Florida back in February, we visited both Disneyworld and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and of course, we dressed in theme each day! 711 more words


Countertenor Matthew Truss Joins The Sanamus Project!

On June 15, 2015 countertenor Matthew Truss will present the second installment of The Sanamus Project’s “Salon Series.” Matthew is an artist of immense musical integrity and stunning vocalism. 30 more words

Much Ado

I really wasn’t at all familiar with Berlioz’ Béatrice at Bénédict before last night’s opening of a production by Metro Youth Opera at the Daniels Spectrum.   527 more words

Performance Review - Miscellaneous

A comparison of endings: Goethe and Berlioz

Questions for discussion:

  1. Berlioz alters the ending of the story to damn Faust. How does this reflect Berlioz’s understanding of justice? How is this different from Goethe’s understanding of justice?
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In a Berlioz Mood

Great way to start the week – one of my favorite takes on opera’s “storm” meme: