Claude Heater Foundation

San Francisco, California, United States

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20 November 2020www.pizzicato.luRemy Franck
When an American independent label launches a recording of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, one might raise the eyebrows as a sign of scepticism. An opera that hardly any opera house can cast satisfactorily, with an orchestra that has hardly any Wagner experi
When an American independent label launches a recording of Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, one might raise the eyebrows as a sign of scepticism. An opera that hardly any opera house can cast satisfactorily, with an orchestra that has hardly any Wagner experience, a petite Korean woman as Isolde and an American Tristan who sang the role for the first time in 2018? But it doesn’t take lon...
21 October 2019www.sfcv.orgJnaos Gereben
Nabucco in the Temple Conquers Babylonians and Opera Fans
As the initially evil title character, Nabucco, destroyer of Solomon’s Temple, Kenneth Stavert raged (and outraged) well, but when it came to his seeing the light and embracing his former enemies, the baritone’s “Ah, torna Israello” (“Return, Israel”) presented his voice at its best. Even Philip Skinner, as the mighty, booming high priest Zaccaria, had his “quiet moment” to show off ...