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.
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.
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## top 20 all time
New operas for me this year were:
Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona on DVD
Vivaldi's Juditha Triumphans streamed.
Menotti's Amelia Goes to the Ball live at CSUS **
Wagner's Rienzi streamed on medici.tv
Hoiby's Bon Appétit! streamed from Iowa. **
Heggie's If I Were You live in San Francisco. **
Mazzoli's Breaking The Waves (2016) live in the Bay Area **
Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard live in Sacramento **
Daniel Catán's opera Florencia en el Amazonas on film
Kuusisto's Ice streamed.
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