Opera Quiz: How Well Do You Know Francesca Zambello’s Legendary Career?

When it comes to operatic forces in the directing space, few have been as potent as Francesca Zambello. One of the few women to shine on the directorial scene during a time when {…}

The Ring in San Francisco – William Berger Confronts Racism in Wagner’s ‘Ring’

San Francisco Opera is in the midst of its month-long festival dedicated to Wagner’s “Ring Cycle.” In the coming weeks, Lois Silverstein will explore her experience not only revisiting the 2018 opera production, but several of the events and panels presented by the company.  William Berger of the Metropolitan Opera, a popular lecturer on opera, and author of “Wagner Without Fear” {…}

Crossword Puzzle: Fill in the First Name of these March-Born Opera Stars

This week, we will launch a brand new crossword in the vein of our word search. For this week’s edition, we look at opera singers born in the month of March. Instructions: {…}

Wonderful World of Opera Dogs: Historic Composer Ethel Smyth Preference for Dogs Before People?

OperaWire is proud to present “The Wonderful World of Opera Dogs,” a series by Diana Burgwyn, which will focus on the relationship between opera’s most iconic stars and {…}

The Ring in San Francisco – Deep Immersion in Wagner’s World Thanks to Alex Ross, Tony Kushner & Clifford ‘Kip’ Cranna

San Francisco Opera is in the midst of its month-long festival dedicated to Wagner’s “Ring Cycle.” In the coming weeks, Lois Silverstein will explore her experience not only revisiting the 2018 opera production, but several of the events and panels presented by the company.  Clifford “Kip” Cranna kicked off the events surrounding the San Francisco Opera’s Virtual “Ring,” during the {…}

At Home With – Mezzo-Soprano Taxiarchoula Kanati in Stuttgart

“At Home With… ” is a series collaboration between OperaWire and photographer Frances Marshall of Marshall Light Studio, combining original photography with insightful interviews. In this third installment, OperaWire spoke with mezzo-soprano Taxiarchoula Kanati. Greek mezzo-soprano Taxiarchoula Kanati was at the very cusp of moving into the next phase of her career when COVID-19 brought the world and the industry {…}