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Judith Malafronte

Divine intervention

"When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping."

“When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I’m slipping.”

The second half of Warner Classics’ Maria Callas Live Remastered set represents the years 1954 to 1964 in the career of La Divina.  Read more »

Divinity, restored

Rivals has she none.

“I don’t know what happens to me on stage. Something else seems to take over.”

All the daring and imagination of La Divina’s live work, particularly in the early years, is revealed in Warner Classics’ Maria Callas: The Live RecordingsRead more »

A midnight girl in a nine o’clock town

The venerable Merola Opera Program, celebrating its 60th year this summer, presented a perfectly cast Cenerentola on August 3 in the auditorium of the San Francisco Conservatory. Read more »

Tenors gone wild

Among several fine productions at Aix this summer, Dmitri Tcherniakov’s brilliantly conceived and executed Carmen proved a game changer. 

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The beautiful stage is empty

Two productions at the Aix-en-Provence festival shared one look.

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