Productions and Reviews

DON GIOVANNI 2005: Pacific Repertory Opera, San Luis Obispo
  • "Pacific Repertory Opera (PRO) of San Luis Obispo has raised the bar once again… and "Don Giovanni," directed by Ross Halper, is no exception... bringing a riveting rendition of "Don Giovanni," to a cheering crowd of music lovers. Certainly, anyone concerned about the amount of sex and sexual innuendo on television should be grateful to have missed this spicy love story, but "Don Giovanni's" special effects outshone anything on TV." NEW TIMES. San Luis Obispo
THE MERRY WIDOW: Pacific Repertory Opera, San Luis Obispo, CA, Mary Chun, conducting.
  • "Delightful...magnificent performances...dazzling...The show really belonged to translator/stage director Ross Halper…Every stage movement was meticulously and convincingly crafted. No one could fail to fall in love with this production." Boemer, SAN LUIS OBISPO TELEGRAM
THE MIKADO: Opera Idaho
  • "This show's a hilarious, colorful hit" Michael Winter, THE IDAHO STATESMAN Boise
THE MIKADO: Eugene Opera, Oregon
  • "Full of life...wit and genuinely funny. ..Halper's direction was excellent! The stage came alive. Look for his name and don't miss his next production." THE REGISTER GUARD, Eugene Oregon
THE MERRY NIBELUNGS (or A NIGHT IN WAHNHALLA) (Oscar Straus, 1904)
  • "Unleashed by Ross Halper…Done with love and a lovely sense of the absurd." Alan Ulrich SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
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  • "It's a very funny show. Halper is a tenor blessed with more than his share of lunacy...Comically inventive and musically brilliant." SACRAMENTO BEE
BA-TA-CLAN (Offenbach)
  • "...strange and wonderful acts of operatic anarchy...hilarious!" Stephanie von Buchau, SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
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  • "Operatic class and sass...utterly mad...long may they rave!" Scott Beach, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
SEVEN DEADLY SINS (Weill) Kent Nagano, conducting 1972
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L'ORMINDO (Cavalli) Kent Nagano conducting 1971
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CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN (Janácek) Kent Nagano, conducting 1970
  • "True Wagnerian wit...done with love and a lovely sense of the absurd." Alan Ulrich, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
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  • "First prize for inspired, bold insanity." Stephanie Von Buchau SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
LA BOHEME
  • "Ross Halper...did a wonderful job of keeping the opera moving, physically and emotionally...and a lot of fun!" FAIRFIELD DAILY REPUBLIC
DON GIOVANNI
  • "Seductive...exceptional series of moments shaped by director Ross Halper." FAIRFIELD REPORTER
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  • "Opera at its finest." FAIRFIELD DAILY REPUBLIC
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  • "Stunning!" SOLANO ENTERPRISE
THE NOSE (Shostakovich)
  • "Ross Halper did an exceptional job of of clarifying the dozens of characters" Ulrich, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER
MOZART AND SALIERI (Rimsky-Korsakoff)
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