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SF Playhouse on Corona Radio Theater: ‘Wildwood Park’ – Cabrillo Festival – Schumann’s’ Dichterliebe

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for Bay Area Performing Arts in Times of Corona, host David Latulippe welcomes back for his third appearance on the virtual stage of our Corona Radio Theater, the cast Susi Damilano and English Bill of SF Playhouse with their performance of Wildwood Park by American playwright Doug Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize (1962).

In Wildwood Park, a besieged real estate agent named Mrs Haviland (Damilano) shows an increasingly suspicious buyer, Dr Simian (English), around a house in which a horrific and unsolved murder recently occurred.

Due to copyright restrictions, we may alone broadcast SF Playhouse’s performance Wildwood Park live; audio cannot be archived on this web page.

We chat with the 2020 Grammy Award-winning Music Director and Conductor Cristian Măcelaru about the upcoming Cabrillo Festival which is organizing a reimagined and completely virtual 58th season, from July 25 to August 9.

Mezzo-soprano Sasha cooke will join the conversation. She performs four songs by composer Jake heggie in a virtual concert recorded from their home on Saturday August 8 at 5 p.m.

The Cabrillo Festival ends August 9 with the world premiere of The battle for the ballot, a new symphonic work by Stacy Garrop commemorating the centenary of women’s suffrage in America.

In addition, we speak with San José Opera General manager Khori Dastoor on the current virtual performances of Robert Schumann Dichterliebe (‘The love of a poet’) with translations into Spanish and Vietnamese, welcoming two of San José’s largest communities to experience this local art.

Performed by resident artist baritone Eugene Brancoveanu and conductor artist-in-residence Christophe james ray at the piano, Dichterliebe follows the joys and anxieties of love, using vivid poetic imagery to weave an intimate and heartbreaking tale of the heartbreaking and emotionally cathartic journey, from the first blush of a new love to its heartbreaking loss.

The song cycle, considered a masterpiece of German lieder, was filmed in the Fred Heiman Digital Media Studio, a new performance space that allows the company to broadcast high-quality fully produced opera performances. in customer lounges.

Open Air with host David Latulippe will be broadcast live on Thursday, July 30 at 1 p.m., to be archived there thereafter, with the exception of the performance of the Corona Radio Theater, which we cannot include due to copyright restrictions.

The only way to hear SF Playhouse in Wildwood Park is to SEE it LIVE…!


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