‘Death in Venice’ (in San Francisco) – One of OperaWire’s Writers Remembers Britten Opera Production From a Unique Perspective

San Francisco’s spring opera production of “Death in Venice” in 1975 was the real deal—the ingenious novella of German writer, Thomas Mann, turned into a haunting and {…}

Opera Meets Film: How ‘Cuties’ Uses Vivaldi’s ‘Nisi Dominus’ to Explore Conflicting Narrative & Formal Tensions in a Climactic Scene

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a film section or a film in its entirety and highlight the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment features Maïme {…}

Opera Meets Film: The Transcendent Fusion of Yuki Mishima’s ‘Patriotism’ & Wagner’s ‘Tristan und Isolde’

“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a film section or a film in its entirety and highlight {…}

Opera Quiz: Which R. Strauss Opera is It?

Richard Strauss is one of the great composers in opera history. Many of his best works are major staples of the international repertory, including “Der Rosenkavalier,” {…}