30 October, 2010
23 August, 2009
The Urban Opera Chorus had some challenging choreography to execute during the evening, which they handled well and their singing was beautiful.
So this is the bottom line: I don't know if we'll ever see another production from this team, led by Chip Grant and Kue King, but I hope we do. There is a dedication and imagination on display in this production from every corner that really impressed me. You have two more chances to see it this weekend- so get yourself a ticket. This really is urban opera- and it's something different, sophisticated and well worth your time."
19 August, 2009
"Urban Opera is a new San Francisco-based opera company focused on telling the beautiful, yet often improbable, stories of the classic operas in a compelling way for a modern audience.
Urban Opera sets these tales of passion, betrayal, love and loss in unexpected locations in the City with minimal sets and emerging, talented singers who aren't afraid to take risks -- this is not your grandparents' opera."
"A city that is destroyed by flames,
sailors who come and go,
and a tragic queen ... very San Francisco"