THE CONSERVATORY #3

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NORTH BEACH CAPPUCCINO #3

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NORTH BEACH CAPPUCCINO #3 San Francisco Series BBR-H4W $3475.00 Silver plated copper crescent with traditional stamping and scoring detail, depicting a blossom at the center–Hilltribe work of Northern Thailand. 17 strand fringe of brass granulate rings–from Tibet. Lead free pewter … Continue reading

BARBARY NIGHTS #2A

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BARBARY NIGHTS #2A San Francisco Series BB-JT3 $3875.00 Silver plated copper crescent with traditional stamping and scoring motifs, a flower is depicted at the center–Hilltribe work of Northern Thailand. Fringed with pale rose stained resin faceted baguettes in heavy brass … Continue reading

Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Opera Troupe Director, Dies – NYTimes.com (September 2013)

Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Opera Troupe Director, Dies – NYTimes.com.

Lotfi Mansouri, 84, Opera Troupe Director, Dies

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Published: September 1, 2013
 

Lotfi Mansouri, the Iranian-born opera director and manager who ran the San Francisco Opera and the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and pioneered the use of synchronous translations in performances, died on Friday at his home in San Francisco. He was 84.

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Lofti Mansouri in 1997.

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The cause was complications of pancreatic cancer, the San Francisco Opera said.

Mr. Mansouri, a spirited and innovative artist and showman, led the San Francisco company as general director from 1988 until 2001. Though it was facing rough times financially in 1993, he commissioned a new work, Conrad Susa’s “Dangerous Liaisons.” In 1996, he staged a celebrated revival of Stewart Wallace’s “Harvey Milk” after that opera had received unfavorable reviews in New York.

Before that, he spent 12 years as general director of the Canadian Opera Company…(link to NYTimes Article)

View Lotfi Mansouri interviewing Masha here