Thursday, January 31, 2019

Favorites by Year

My interest is primarily in opera that is being presented now.  It would be colossally boring for me to see the same ancient productions over and over. Nevertheless I do enjoy a surprisingly large amount of different things.

This is just something fun and is constantly a work in progress.  I went through the blog from the beginning to find the things that stood out in my memory.  I am only including the things I liked and have trimmed it down to around 10 per year.  If you're looking for pans, this isn't the place.  I like a lot of stuff, but you will notice that La Boheme only appears twice.  The most number of live performances, 24, occurred in 2007, my homeless year.

My goal with opera is simply to fall in love.  I prefer new opera performances because I'm not very likely to fall in love with people from the long ago past.

** live, live stream or HD
## top 20 all time

2019


New operas for me this year were:

Daniel Catán's opera Florencia en el Amazonas on film
Heggie's If I Were You  live in San Francisco.  **
Henze's The Bassarids streamed.  My first Henze.
Hoiby's Bon Appétit! streamed from Iowa.  **
Kuusisto's Ice streamed.
Mazzoli's Breaking The Waves (2016) live in the Bay Area  **
Menotti's Amelia Goes to the Ball live at CSUS  **
Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona on DVD
Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard live in Sacramento  **
Verdi's I Masnadieri streamed.
Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans streamed.
Wagner's Rienzi streamed on medici.tv







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2005


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