Daily Archives: August 16, 2011

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 18

by christian.anderson

Last night was a new production of FAUST, staged by Stephen Lawless, who has directed several productions in Dallas since his US debut with the company in 1991.  It was cleverly updated to the middle of the 19th century (the time of its composition) and    brimming  with interesting ideas about the conflict between good and […]

Jonathan Pell, Summer of Opera, Part 17

by christian.anderson

I have been coming to the Santa Fe Opera for nearly forty years, and there is a good reason that they call New Mexico “the land of enchantment.”  It is a magical place,  and even on those rare occasions when the performances are a little disappointing, the setting is always extraordinary. From the very beginning […]