The backbone of any opera company is its orchestra, yet the men and women in the pit often find themselves ignored to the point of anonymity. JAMES HARDER speaks to members of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra about the exhilarating, exhausting role they play in putting on a show.
Luisotti in rehearsal at the War Memorial Opera House
© Terrence McCarthy 2012
What attracts some musicians to a career outside the spotlight, garnering only a modicum of notice, accompanying colleagues they cannot see and enduring long hours in less than optimal working conditi...
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