Saturday at the Opera : November 2011

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor arrived at Houston Grand Opera last season in a new production by Tony Award–winning Scottish director John Doyle.

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Heggie's Dead Man Walking

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Jake Heggie's Dead Man Walking, based on Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir of working with Louisiana death-row inmates, has become one of the few recent operas to have entered the repertory.

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Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Strauss’s elegant and moving meditation on the conventions of the theater pits a comedienne against a prima donna at a high-society dinner party in Vienna.

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Wagner's Götterdämmerung

Saturday, November 05, 2011

The San Francisco Opera's world-premiere production of Wagner's Ring cycle reaches its transcendent climax. Nina Stemme plays Brünnhilde and Ian Storey is Siegfried.

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