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MARIN'S STRIPPED-DOWN OPERA CHARMS
by Abby Wasserman
Sunday, July 17, 2022
Opera
SONOROUS WAGNER GALA AND CAPACITY CROWD AT VALLEJO'S EMPRESS
by Pamela Hicks Gailey
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Opera
VERDI'S THEATRICAL LA TRAVIATA TRIUMPHS AT CINNABAR
by Terry McNeill
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Opera
DONIZETTI'S DON PASQUALE HAS LYRICAL CHARM IN MENDOCINO FESTIVAL PRODUCTION
by Elly Lichenstein
Friday, July 14, 2017
Opera
ONE-NIGHT STAND AT MMF'S ABDUCTION FROM THE SERAGLIO
by Terry McNeill
Friday, July 15, 2016
Opera
FROTHY FROLICKING AT CINNABAR'S MAGICAL FLUTE
by Terry McNeill
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Opera
OPERA BUFFA HI JINX IN ROSSINI'S BARBER AT MENDO FESTIVAL
by Ken Bullock
Friday, July 17, 2015
Opera
SIR JOHN'S VISUAL FEAST IN CINNABAR THEATER FALSTAFF PRODUCTION
by Terry McNeill
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Opera
HILARIOUS "MARRIAGE OF FIGARO" AT CINNABAR
by Nicki Bell
Friday, May 30, 2014
Opera
POWERFUL OPENING NIGHT FOR CINNABAR'S CARMEN
by Vaida Falconbridge
Saturday, June 1, 2013

opera Reviews

7/17/2022 - MARIN'S STRIPPED-DOWN OPERA CHARMS - Abby Wasserman
College of Marin / Contemporary Marin Opera. Paul Smith, conductor. Sibel Demirmen, Valentina Osinski, Michael Mendelsohn and Michael Orlinsky, singers
Stripped to the bone but rich with flavor, Contemporary Opera Marinís program ďItís All About Mozart,Ē presented July 17 in the College of Marinís James Dunn Theater, was positively alchemical. Two works for chamber opera ensemble were performed by four soloists, nine choristers and an orchestra of ...
7/9/2022 - SONOROUS WAGNER GALA AND CAPACITY CROWD AT VALLEJO'S EMPRESS - Pamela Hicks Gailey
Vallejo Center for the Arts / Vallejo Festival Orchestra. Thomas Conlin, conductor. Othalie Graham, soprano
Opera galas in the San Francisco Bay Area are a rare occurrence, and an all-Wagner gala even more so. Therefore itís a pleasure to report that the Vallejo Center for the Arts produced an exciting all-Wagner concert July 9 in Vallejo's charming Empress Theater. There was a near capacity and very happ...
6/19/2022 - VERDI'S THEATRICAL LA TRAVIATA TRIUMPHS AT CINNABAR - Terry McNeill
Cinnabar Theater / Mary Chun, conductor; Elly Lichenstein, director. Michelle Drever, soprano; Sergio GonzŠlez, tenor; Igor Viera, baritone; Gene Wright, baritone
In years gone by Petalumaís venerable Cinnabar Theater mounted two complete operas each season, but in COVID times alas itís just one. But in this Juneís run of six of Verdiís La Traviata one was surely enough, if it was really good, and the June 19 performance was in every way splendid. As with ...