Rebecca Krouner works as the content administrator for Northern California Public Broadcasting (KQED-KTEH-KQET-KQEI), helping to coordinate projects across the organization's four platforms: television, radio, interactive, and educational and community outreach. She also writes about opera for the KQED Arts & Culture blog.Rebecca has a master's degree in classical voice from Manhattan School of Music and a BA in comparative literature from Brown University. She worked at Walnut Hill School, an independent high school for the arts outside of Boston, and as a writer and course developer for a communication skills training company. Rebecca fell in love with the Bay Area during a summer opera program in San Francisco and moved here from New York City in 2005. She looks forward to continuing to explore the Bay Area's rich classical music scene.
Opera San José's current production of Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto gives you your Verdi straight. The opera is simply staged, with traditional costumes and sets. This is not a production that seeks new interpretations or insights by updating or rethinking the opera. Instead, with strong singing and acting from the leads and the ensemble, the brilliance of the score and the drama of the carefully constructed libretto by Francesco Maria Piave come alive.