Issue 2


What's New

Rehearsal Schedules

More Fun Stuff!

The Super Handbook
Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

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Magic Flute Pictures

Rare photos from the Final Dress rehearsal and an even rarer one From the Vaults.

Die Zauberflöte Parties

Ulrica reports on not one - but two fabulous cast parties!

Bake Sale and Annual Party Dates

There will be two more bake sales and the date and location of the annual party are now known.

Opera in the Park

Ulrica reports!!

Opera Lite

A canonical list of cost-cutting operas, e.g., Debt in Venice

New Column!
Out of the Box

Prankster and robot guru David Calkins is profiled.

Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?

Laurel Winzler on the perils and delights of the Santa Fe Opera and La Belle Hélène.

Oliver's Party a Great Success

A crowd of Supers bid a garlicky farewell to Oliver Pollard.. Ulrica reports - lots of pictures, too!

Opera Has Been Verdi, Verdi Good to Him:

An interview with Tom Carlisle. FInd out what Tom and Janácek have in common.

Around the World With Pat Beresford

Opera and everyone you ever wanted to meet in Vienna, Cardiff, and London.

The No-Thinking Zone

Sally Joe LaRue explains Il trovatore to those of us still in the dark.


What is a Super?

The unofficial motto of the San Francisco Opera Supernumeraries roughly translates to “We not only carry the Spears but also the Show”.


Super Humans
by Ulrica

Ulrica reports on Opera in the Park, among other tidbits...But who is Ulrica? Our gossip columnist named herself after the gypsy in Un Ballo in Maschera. Below, the great contralto Marian Anderson, in January 1955, making Metropolitan Opera history as the first African-American to sing on their stage... performing as Ulrica!