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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

For 2 Bay Area opera companies, virtual future on view this weekend by Georgia Rowe

S.F. Opera, Opera San Jose showcase rich online programming for July 10-11 in the face of a prolonged coronavirus pandemic.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 02:52PM
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

For classical music fans, virtual season packs plenty of thrills by Georgia Rowe

From Valley of the Moon fest, to SF Girls Chorus to Oakland Symphony to Opera Paralléle to SF Opera, lots of great music is available online.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 11:00AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Bay Area classical concerts are gone, but you can still enjoy the music by Georgia Rowe

Works that were to be performed by S.F. Opera, S.F. Symphony, Oakland Symphony, as well as works by Steve Reich and Beethoven are all available.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 04:03PM
Monday, April 6, 2020

Coronavirus: Violins of Hope reminded us the human spirit endures by Georgia Rowe

Cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, the Holocaust-themed Violins of Hope tour reminded us that compassion and artistry are stronger than evil.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 07:27PM
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Livermore Valley Opera dishing up intriguing double bill by Georgia Rowe

Livermore Valley Opera program pairs Zemlinsky, Puccini works, including one of opera's most famous arias.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 11:00AM
Friday, January 24, 2020

SF Opera new season: ‘Handmaid’s Tale,’ new ‘Fidelio’ and ‘Cosi fan tutte’ by Georgia Rowe

S.F. Opera has announced its 2020-21 season, including West Coast premiere of 'Handmaid's Tale' and a new production of Beethoven's 'Fidelio.'

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 10:45AM
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

‘Violins of Hope’: Concerts slated across Bay Area by Georgia Rowe

The Violins of Hope -- featuring restored instruments created during the Holocaust -- ushers in concerts, discussions and more in the Bay Area.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 07:17PM
Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020: Here are the cool movies, music, art and more we are excited about by Georgia Rowe

Pixar's "Onward," TV's "Little Fires Everywhere," a Frida Kahlo exhibit, Miranda Lambert are among reasons why we're excited for 2020.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 10:30AM
Monday, September 23, 2019

Mapplethorpe-inspired ‘Triptych’ oratorio comes to UC Berkeley by Georgia Rowe

Bryce Dessner, best known as guitarist and songwriter for The National, wrote 'Triptych' in response to Mapplethorpe's galvanizing photos.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 11:45AM
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Opera composer Jake Heggie breaks new ground with ‘If I Were You’ by Georgia Rowe

Bay Area composer Jake Heggie explores the nature of identity with new opera "If I Were You," premiering Aug. 1.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 11:30AM
Thursday, June 20, 2019

It’s a humdinger of a summer for SF Bay Area classical music fans by Georgia Rowe

Summertime is going to be sizzling in Northern California, and we aren’t just talking about the weather. From Mendocino down to Cazadero and radiating out all around the Bay, there are fes…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 03:59PM
Monday, June 10, 2019

Fairy tale-like ‘Rusalka’ comes to SF Opera with stellar cast by Georgia Rowe

Antonin Dvorak’s magical fairy tale 'Rusalka' will be performed by SF Opera for the first time in 25 -- with an exciting (and gorgeous) cast.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 11:15AM
Monday, June 3, 2019

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen primed to handle choice role in S.F. Opera’s ‘Orlando’ by Georgia Rowe

SF Opera's production of "Orlando" features countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, who relishes the chance to be caught in Handel's love triangle.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 01:00PM
Thursday, May 30, 2019

2 game-changing women are heroines in brand new SF operas by Georgia Rowe

Left Coast Chamber Orchestra presents “Artemisia” and “From the Field” at Z Space in SF June 1-2.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 02:14PM
Friday, May 10, 2019

Famed director Peter Sellars brings ‘astonishing’ ‘Saint Peter’ to Berkeley by Georgia Rowe

Director Peter Sellars stunned the music world with his production of Orlando di Lasso’s “Lagrime di San Pietro"; now the work comes to Berkeley.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 01:00PM
Thursday, April 18, 2019

Mariinsky Ballet, Renee Fleming among big names in Cal Performances’ future by Georgia Rowe

Performances of “La Bayadère” by the Mariinsky Ballet and Orchestra, the long-awaited return of Germany’s Tanztheater Wuppertal in Pina Bausch’s “Palermo Palermo,” a season-long…

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 03:00PM
Monday, April 1, 2019

Marvelous Meredith Monk making multimedia waves at Stanford by Georgia Rowe

Musician, composer and choreographer brings her singular vision to a 3-day residency at Stanford University'.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 01:00PM
Friday, January 19, 2018

Best of all possible worlds in SF Symphony’s ‘Candide’ by Georgia Rowe

Someone in the audience at Thursday night’s San Francisco Symphony performance of “Candide” could probably tell you how many times it changed moods, styles, tempo and locale. I admit I…

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 01:15PM
Friday, April 1, 2016

Divine laughs with Sean Hayes in ‘Act of God’ by Georgia Rowe

God has landed in San Francisco, and he’s got issues. In “An Act of God,” a weary, exasperated, and, yes, wrathful Supreme Being comes down from heaven to rewrite the » The post D…

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 06:15PM
Thursday, March 31, 2016

‘How and Why’ explores issues of biology, and much more by Georgia Rowe

Nature and nurture are in conflict in “The How and the Why” — and not just the central conflict about female evolutionary biology at the heart of this cerebral two-character »…

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 03:01AM
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Star-studded ‘Macbeth’ never fires up by Georgia Rowe

The new Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of “Macbeth” opens on a particularly bleak scene – a blasted tree on a barren heath, with a bloodied body tied to it. With » The post…

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 09:17PM
Monday, February 22, 2016

‘Unfortunates’ a satisfying, surreal musical folk tale by Georgia Rowe

The music moves in mysterious ways in “The Unfortunates.” So do the performances, in this richly imagined, slightly surreal musical folk tale. Created by Jon Beavers, Kristoffer Diaz, Ca…

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 04:04PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review: 'Carmen' a triumph Opera San Jose by Georgia Rowe

Led by a dynamite performance by Lisa Chvez in the title role, Opera San Jose's production of 'Carmen' lives up to the opera's legendary charms.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 04:09PM
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

‘Little Erik’ updates Ibsen drama to modern-day S.F. by Georgia Rowe

An unhappy marriage cracks like thin ice on a frozen river in “Little Erik.” Mark Jackson’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “Little Eyolf” moves the great Norwegian playwright�…

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 03:01AM
Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Review: S.F. Opera strikes out twice with Getty and Debussy takes on 'Usher' by Georgia Rowe

Both one-acters based on Edgar Allan Poe short story exhibit a lot of drear and little drama

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 05:34PM
Monday, November 30, 2015

Review: 'The 39 Steps' draws big, broad laughs at San Jose Stage by Georgia Rowe

'The 39 Steps,' a fast-paced, silly comedy that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock, plays through Dec. 20

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 07:22PM
Thursday, November 26, 2015

Review: San Francisco Opera delivers delightful 'Barber of Seville' by Georgia Rowe

Rossini's beloved romantic comedy 'Barber of Seville' gets a production by San Francisco Opera that charms in every facet.

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 08:18PM
Monday, November 23, 2015

‘Stage Kiss’ a fun valentine to theater by Georgia Rowe

In “Stage Kiss,” a kiss is more — much more — than just a kiss. Sarah Ruhl’s giddy comedy, making its regional premiere at San Francisco Playhouse, brings together two …

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 02:33PM
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015

‘Monster-Builder’ a raucous romp about art and architecture by Georgia Rowe

There’s a moment in Aurora Theatre Company’s production of “The Monster-Builder” in which the title character – one of the world’s top architects – is struck by inspiration: th…

SOURCE: The San Francisco Examiner at 02:03PM
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Review: Festival Opera sparkles with two rare gems by Georgia Rowe

The Walnut Creek opera company winningly performs Indian-flavored works: Gustav Holst's 'Savitri' and Jack Perla's 'River of Light.'

SOURCE: San Jose Mercury News at 09:18PM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards