Tag Archives: Susanne Mentzer

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

by Jonathan Pell

Yesterday afternoon at 4:00 under the auspices of the Santa Fe Concert Association composer Jake Heggie played a recital of some of his songs, accompanying tenor William Burden, soprano Heidi Stober and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer, all of whom are singing with the Santa Fe Opera this summer. The only set of songs that I had […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell, Santa Fe Part III

by Jonathan Pell

I am often asked to judge the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions around the country and several years ago I found myself in New Orleans where we were to select someone to go to New York to compete in the semi-finals.  The crop of singers that year wasn’t particularly good and at one point I […]

From the Desk of Artistic Director Jonathan Pell

by Megan Meister

I have been coming to Saint Louis every summer for nearly thirty years to see the festival at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.  I always enjoy coming here, but I have to confess the humidity can be almost unbearable.  Well not this year—the weather has been glorious! Last night’s performance of Stephen Sondheim’s SWEENEY TODD […]