On Friday, May 3, 1996 I saw half of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with dance choreographed by Mark Morris, at Zellerbach Hall. This was my first operatic foray. I liked Euridice's blazing orange colored shift.
On Friday, September 27, 1996 I went to San Francisco Opera's production of Thomas' Hamlet at the Orpheum Theatre. Ruth Ann Swenson's voice was stunning.
On Tuesday, October 22, 1996 I heard Carmen at the Civic Auditorium. I enjoyed the sets.