As we all know the SOH Manager For Life sets the rules. We probably also know that as SOHMFL I can also break the rules whenever I like.
Given the above… I have been requested to add a ballet performance in October and even though this will be a four (4) performance month I have added the performance anyway. Now that’s power!
Check out all current scheduled performances by clicking on “CALENDAR” above. You can scroll down the CALENDAR page to see details (synopsis) of each upcoming performance.
As of this writing we have two dates set for September, three for October and so far one for November.
My plan is to have no more than three dates/presentations per month. Also I would rather not schedule more than two months in advance, if possible.
As a result of the above and the fact that “we” are a “by request” Opera/Ballet House I need to make you aware of the fact that you need to be pro-active if you want to schedule an event.
If you send an email with a request we can a) either schedule right away or b) add it to the “Request Queue” if the calendar is currently full for the next couple months.
Everyone was very enthusiastic about yesterday’s performance of “Samson et Dalila” with Shirley Verrett and Plácido Domingo from the San Francisco Opera 1981… so much so we will be performing the same opera in a different production in early October.
As many of you know the great heroic tenor Jon Vickers passed away last month so to honor his memory we will be performing the 1981 Royal Opera House performance of “Samson et Dalila” with Jon Vickers and once again Shirley Verrett as the powerful and beautiful Dalila.
We have also added two more performances from our Queue: Richard Strauss’s “Capriccio” with Renée Fleming and the “The Winter’s Tale” ballet after the Shakespeare play.
I just added the ballet “Giselle” to September, per request.
We’ve seen a number of “Giselle” productions at SOH. This is a 2009 performance from Dutch National Ballet and is new at SOH. I’m looking forward to it.