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Lisa Hirsch
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Ever wanted to be on stage?
If so, San Francisco Opera might have a job for you: SAN FRANCISCO OPERA HOLDS PUBLIC CASTING CALL FOR SUPERNUMERARIES (SUPERS) ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 23 MEN 18–45 YEARS OLD NEEDED FOR COMPANY’S SEASON-OPENING PRODUCTION OF...
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I continue my fight against ridiculous fees.
C'mon, Merola - a $12 fee on top of a $25 ticket? That's just wrong.
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I can live with a really really big set.
Graphic from Lyric Opera web site. I hope there will be a t-shirt. Found on the Lyric Opera of Chicago web site, some statistics, which I quote directly: More than 225 acclaimed singers, dancers. and musicians performing. A...
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Pure, unadulterated speculation.
San Francisco Opera will announce the full cast of the 2018 Ring in September, or so I was told a while back. Herewith some unadulterated speculation. Known, because David Gockley said so at a member event: Conductor: Donald...
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Please stop. Think about what you're offering as much as what is around it. Ask me about repertory and I'll have plenty to say.
Just this morning, a new survey from San Francisco Symphony popped into my inbox. Even though the email said it would take 20 minutes, I was game. I got 75% into the survey before I quit. I quite because the survey is focusse...
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A little coordination and cooperation might have moved some tickets.
It occurred to me a couple of weeks back that the little Janacek festival we've had recently represented an opportunity for San Francisco Opera and West Edge Opera to piggyback on each other's successes. In the US, it's just ...
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Yikes.
Oh, dear: Ex-Theater Agent Charged with Raising $165,000 for Fake Broadway Play The person in question is Roland Scahill, who has been an entertaining person to follow, and exchange tweets with, on Twitter.
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Slow harvest.
We harvested the first tomatoes a few days ago. Above are one small Stupice (red) and three very small Gold Nuggets. After tasting the Gold Nuggets, I have regrets that I didn't plant a Sungold or Sweet 100 instead. We'v...
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Better late than never!
An excellent group of musicians is trying out a slightly different concert format. No, not quite right. The concert format won't really be different, but some of the details are: German Baroque music, in this case Bach canta...
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Good for Steve and National Sawdust; not good for the Globe.
Steve Smith (@nightafternight; Night After Night), formerly of Time Out, formerly a superb freelancer at the NY Times, and lately an editor at the Boston Globe, is moving on, to become the director of a new publication, The L...
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The last of Marin Alsop at Cabrillo.
It's Marin Alsop's last season at Cabrillo, capping 25 years of leading the festival. I'm going to make this the media roundup and random comment post. I need to poke around the Cabrillo web site and see whether the hand chro...
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Further adventures in fantasy opera.
You knew this was coming, right? Harvey Milk, Wallace Fellow Travelers, Spears Patience and Sarah, Kimper Lulu, Berg Death in Venice, Britten Der Rosenkavalier, Strauss As One, Kamisky (because we are counting LGBTQI in all ...
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Ed Ward's profile photo
Alexander Stepanov's profile photo
Shivam Bhalla's profile photo
Rebecka Langum's profile photo
Vuong Dien's profile photo
Riona MacNamara's profile photo
Guy Thomas's profile photo
Pete St. Pierre's profile photo
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Technical and Music Writer; Jujitsu teacher (Berkeley Dan Zan Ryu)
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Teaneck, NJ - Boston - Long Island - Waltham - Oakland
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Technical writer, nidan, alto
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Technical writer, nidan, alto
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I have more Ring recordings than you do. On Blogger since Oct. 31, 2004. And I have my own jujitsu dojo.
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  • Berkeley Dan Zan Ryu
    Teach jujitsu, 7 - present
  • SUNY Stony Brook
  • Brandeis
  • Laurel Jujitsu
    1982
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