Sunday, June 26, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
wrote about him then while reviewing a production of Puccini's Manon Lescaut: "The first act also had to contend with the Sean Panikkar effect. He's a young Sri Lankan in the Adler Fellows program who keeps being given tiny parts that are usually the companion, the friend, the herald, what have you, and the problem is that his voice is so youthful, lyrical and beautiful, that the star tenor's entrace is usually a disappointment in comparison. This happened last year in both Norma and Maid of Orleans." Then he seemed to disappear until his name kept popping up recently in ecstatic reviews of Philip Glass's Satyagraha at the English National Opera and other opera companies where he sang the lead. In any case, it was wonderful to see him in a major role in San Francisco again, sounding great and mysteriously looking as if he had not aged a day in 20 years.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Lawrence Argent's 92-foot, swirling metallic take on Venus.
Brooklyn Massive Raga, and local Bay Area jazz musicians.
Monday, June 13, 2022
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Last month I visited the park for the first time and was happily surprised by the botanical richness.
(click here), an "Old-Time American Music" trio from Bernal Heights consisting of Bill Foss (banjo, mandolin and vocals), Karen Celia Heil (fiddle, guitar, vocals), and Martha Hawthorne (guitar and vocals). They were completely charming.
Theater Rhinoceros production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, "manipulated by John Fisher," the company's Artistic Director.