Arts & Events

The Berkeley Activist's Calendar, Sept. 16-23

Kelly Hammargren, Sustainable Berkeley Coalition
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 01:40:00 PM

;Worth Noting:

Elections are heating up and there is plenty to do even if you don’t like door to door canvassing or phone banking. Hand written postcards are helping in out of area campaigns. Check Indivisible Berkeley for Postcard Parties

League of Women Voters is sponsoring Berkeley City Council Candidate forums on Tuesday District 1 and Wednesday Districts 4,7,8.

Thursday, City Council decides the Campanile Way View appeal.


Agenda plan for Sept 25 City Council Meeting is posted, however, it has not been updated to include City Council items that were not voted on at the September 13, Council meeting. -more-

Radvanovsky Sensational in ROBERTO DEVEREUX;

Reviewed by James Roy MacBean
Saturday September 15, 2018 - 02:45:00 PM

Last year, Sondra Radvanovsky was the darling diva of the Met, where she sang “the three queens”: the lead soprano roles in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda, and Roberto Devereux. Now she is the darling of San Francisco Opera, where she reprised her role as Queen Elizabeth I in Roberto Devereux. Make no mistake about it: this was sensational singing, and, for that matter, it was also sensational acting. Sondra Radvanovsky not only sang the role brilliantly; she also brought to life the vain, aging Elizabeth, “the virgin queen,” who even in her 60s pursued love relations, all the more intense for being platonic, with the most interesting of the much younger men at her court. The Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, was only the latest and perhaps last in a long line of men upon whom Elizabeth exerted her charm, power, and emotionally intensity. -more-