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  • Barrels and Bites 2014
    Barrels and Bites 2014
    This past Friday September 26th, Barrels and Bites, a wine and food fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows was held at the Peppermill in the Tuscan Ballroom. With 65 booths, 45 of which were devoted to wine, representing over...
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    The Hartford Wagner Festival postponement: What really happened
    When we read an advertisement last month in Opera News about the Hartford Wagner Festival, we were absolutely blindsided! Wagner in Connecticut? The whole Ring? This was surely too good to be true, and as it turned out, it was.Last month, when we...
  • Ashley Wagner - Winter Olympics Day 12
    Ashley Wagner hypocritically slams Olympic judges, overlooks her own gifted spot
    Ashley Wagner has done it again. Thursday night she slammed figure skating judges at the Sochi Olympics for what she claims were inflated scores given to Russian figure skaters. In the process, Wagner managed to infuriate figure skating fans who...
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival turns 24 this year.
    "Wagner's Jews": A Film by Hilan Warshaw
    San Diego, CA---- The San Diego Jewish Film Festival has spread it wings this year. For those interested in attending some or all of the 60 or so films, documentaries and short subjects highlighting ‘the best contemporary Jewish themed films...
  • BRYN TERFEL – GREER GRIMSLEY – LEAH CRPCETTO. Photos, Courtesy of San Francisco Opera
    SF Opera Celebrates Bicentennials of Verdi and Wagner
    San Francisco Opera celebrates the bicentennial births of two of opera’s most important composers—Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner. Renowned bass-baritone Bryn Terfel returns to San Francisco in the title role of Verdi’s beloved...
  • BRANDON JOVANOVICH (Lohengrin)  — CAMILLA NYLUND (Elsa)
    Brandon Jovanovich Is 'Lohengrin' at San Francisco Opera, 10/20–11/9
    San Francisco Opera presents Richard Wagner’s LOHENGRIN at the War Memorial Opera House, opening Saturday, October 20th with six subsequent performances through Friday, November 9th. American tenor Brandon Jovanovich sings the title role...
  • Phil Davis not worried about highlight reel finish at UFC 153
    Phil Davis not worried about highlight reel finish at UFC 153
    According to an Oct. 9 report from MMAMania.com, Phil Davis isn't worried about a highlight reel finish at UFC 153.Davis, 28, is just looking to put a 'W' in the win column after losing to Rashad Evans in January."In some ways, I&...
  • Ring Cycle
    PBS to show Met Opera's spectacular 'Ring Cycle'
    The Metropolitan Opera’s landmark Robert Lepage production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, featuring stars including Bryn Terfel as Wotan and Deborah Voigt as Brünnhilde, will air this week on PBS via New York public television station WNET...
  • SF Symphony
    Whose opera is it anyway?
    Until Friday, when San Francisco Opera opens its 90th season, with Verdi's "Rigoletto," opera lives across Grove Street, where the San Francisco Symphony's 101st season opened tonight.Right out of the gate, it was Wagner, Semyon...
  • Wagner's Ring Cycle
    Gods and Valkyries: Wagner’s Ring Cycle coming to Salt Lake audiences
    It’s not easy to do something different. If you have the right idea, luck and timing (not to mention a healthy amount of skill), you can revolutionize at least the corner of the world you’re working in. But if even one of those element...
  • Götterdämmerung
    Götterdämmerung: the MET concludes its new production of the Ring Cycle
    Yesterday the Metropolitan Opera broadcasted the final segment of their new production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Götterdämmerung, via Fathom Event’s MET Live in HD Series. A daunting 5 hours and 50 minutes, the brilliant cast and...
  • SF Ring Cycle 2011
    SF Opera Ring Cycle directed by Zambello sold $7,236,673 at box office
    SAN FRANCISCO OPERA’S 2011 RING CYCLE A BOX OFFICE TRIUMPHNEW PRODUCTION OF WAGNER’S DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN A CRITICAL AND PUBLIC SUCCESS$7,236,673 box office incomeSAN FRANCISCO (July 11, 2011)––San Francisco Opera&rsquo...
  • Gotterdammerung, Ring Cycle at SF Opera
    Gotterdammerung closed Ring Festival by Zambello in SF with grit and video
    Mark Delavan, who played Wotan in Francesca Zambello’s Ring Cycle at San Francisco Opera, took an aisle seat close to the front of the orchestra section for Gotterdammerung, the twilight of the gods, which closed the third and final cycle of...
  • Siegfried of Ring Cycle SF 2011
    Ring Cycle SF's Siegfried shows strong cast; grit and urban decay
    Francesca Zambello directed a characteristically American, gritty "Siegfried" for SF Opera's 2011 Ring Cycle, showing urban decay and the rise of a hero out of trailer trash in a post-industrial age ravaged by capitalism and...
  • Wagner's Die Walkure at SF Opera
    Ring Cycle triumphs in SF with strong cast, Stemme and Delavan plus Runnicles
    Nina Stemme showed charisma to burn as our valiant and doomed heroine Brunnhilde, reprising her success from 2010’s production of Wagner’s Die Walkure last night in the closing cycle of San Francisco Opera’s triumphant Ring...