Program Notes

Michael Clive

Posted by Tracy Hansford in Program Notes

Michael Clive’s writing on music and the arts has appeared in publications throughout the U.S. and in the U.K., as well as on the Internet (for Classical and Classical Review) and television (for the PBS series Live From Lincoln Center). He is program annotator…

Deadlier than the Male

Posted by Tracy Hansford in Carmen, Productions, Program Notes

…Deadlier than the Male Ignore the statistics. Though Carmen‘s frequency of performance lags slightly behind a couple of others, such as Puccini’s La bohème, there is something about this opera that puts it ahead of all others in familiarity and fascination; it’s the opera we’ve…

Q & A with Michael Chioldi

Posted by Opera Gal in Productions, Program Notes, Tosca

How were you first introduced to opera?  Growing up in an Italian-American family outside of Pittsburgh, PA, I can remember my grandfather Guglielmo listening to the Texaco Metropolitan Opera radio broadcasts. The Chioldi family originates from Parma, Italy, and carries a very old Italian name. The Chioldis worked on facades of churches…

Strauss’ Salome – Share Your Review!

Posted by Opera Gal in Program Notes

  We want to know what you thought of our production of Strauss’ Salome. Please share your review with us on Twitter using the hashtag #utahopera Your thoughts can’t be contained in 140 characters? No problem! Please add your review in the comments below.

Strauss’ Music

Posted by Paul Dorgan in Program Notes

RICHARD STRAUSS 1864 – 1949 Very few composers have achieved equal success in both the Concert Hall and the Opera House. Bach spent much of his life providing music for the services at Leipzig’s Thomaskirche, so his opportunities to compose for either CH or OH…