Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Santa Fe Part I

by Jonathan Pell

Last night was the first of two separate programs on successive Sunday evening’s that showcase the young artists who participate every summer in the Santa Fe Opera’s renowned apprentice program.  These talented young singers are recruited from around the country (this summer there are more than forty of them) and they appear throughout the season […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell – Seattle Part III

by Jonathan Pell

Well, Alwyn Mellor’s “vocal allergy” was later diagnosed as a viral infection, and she had to cancel last night’s performance.  At least the audience who came for this first of Seattle’s RING cycles (of three) had the pleasure of hearing her impressive Seattle debut in DIE WALKUERE on Monday evening. I doubt if anyone in […]