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San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Opera San Jose Presents Puts' And Campbell's SILENT NIGHT, 2/11-2/26Opera San Jose Presents Puts' And Campbell's SILENT NIGHT, 2/11-2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

One of the most inspiring operas in decades, Silent Night recounts the miraculous day of peace during WWI when Scottish, French and German soldiers negotiate an unofficial cease fire, a Christmas Eve truce, among themselves (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

One of the most inspiring operas in decades, Silent Night recounts the miraculous day of peace during WWI when Scottish, French and German soldiers defy their superiors and negotiate a Christmas Eve truce among themselves. The soldiers, bloodied from battle and mourning their dead, soon become brothers as a carol begins, floating softly over no man's land to celebrate Christmas.   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016–17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton and return of Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian as the tragic heroine, Cio-Cio-San. Jun Kaneko's colorful and compelling production, last seen in San Francisco during the 2013–14 Season, will be directed by Leslie Swackhamer and Maestro Yves Abel conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)

KISS ME KATE Screens in 3-D at Film ForumKISS ME KATE Screens in 3-D at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

"3-D Auteurs," a 19-day, 34-film festival spotlighting stereoscopic movies by some of history's most distinguished directors, will run at Film Forum from Friday, November 11 through Tuesday, November 29. The festival spans 3-D's earliest days (including some turn-of-the-century films by pioneer Georges Melies) to the present, and represents virtually every genre, including Westerns, Film Noir, and Science Fiction. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler FellowsSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the thirteen recipients of the 2017 Adler Fellowship. Nine singers, three pianist/apprentice coaches and one director will take part in the program-a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. The prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 175 young artists since its inception. (more...)

San Francisco Symphony Announces Holiday Concert ScheduleSan Francisco Symphony Announces Holiday Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The San Francisco Symphony's 2016 holiday season at Davies Symphony Hall offers a festive array of concerts for all ages, from its traditional Christmas classical concerts to classic pop vocalists Gladys Knight and Patti Austin performing with the Orchestra; favorite films like Singin' in the Rain, The Snowman, and a Rodgers and Hammerstein music and film night; family-friendly events like A Charlie Brown Christmas-Live!, the circus feats of Cirque de la Symphonie, and the Orchestra's annual Deck the Hall concerts for children. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Janacek's THE MAKROPULOS CASESan Francisco Opera Presents Janacek's THE MAKROPULOS CASE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Leoš Jana?ek's V?c Makropulos (The Makropulos Case), a suspenseful lyric drama about the quest for eternal youth, in five performances at the War Memorial Opera House from October 14-29. Director Olivier Tambosi returns to oversee his imaginative staging, a co-production with Finnish National Opera, which premiered at San Francisco Opera in 2010 to considerable praise. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Janacek's THE MAKROPULOS CASEPhoto Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Janacek's THE MAKROPULOS CASE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Leoš Jana?ek's V?c Makropulos (The Makropulos Case), a suspenseful lyric drama about the quest for eternal youth, in five performances at the War Memorial Opera House from October 14-29. Director Olivier Tambosi returns to oversee his imaginative staging, a co-production with Finnish National Opera, which premiered at San Francisco Opera in 2010 to considerable praise. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the War Memorial Opera HouseSan Francisco Opera Presents Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton and return of Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian as the tragic heroine, Cio-Cio-San. Jun Kaneko's colorful and compelling production, last seen in San Francisco during the 2013-14 Season, will be directed by Leslie Swackhamer and Maestro Yves Abel conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Lab Pop-Ups Presents DRAG QUEEN OF THE OPERA!San Francisco Opera Lab Pop-Ups Presents DRAG QUEEN OF THE OPERA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

SF Opera Lab pops up at OASIS on Halloween eve, October 30, for a night of opera, drag and debauchery hosted by legendary drag artist Heklina. Soprano Julie Adams, mezzo-soprano Renee Rapier, tenor Brenton Ryan, bass-baritone Brad Walker and pianist Jennifer Szeto will join Heklina to create an evening of operatic revelry. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents VEC MAKROPULOS, Quest For Eternal LifeSan Francisco Opera Presents VEC MAKROPULOS, Quest For Eternal Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

San Francisco Opera presents Leoš Jana?ek's V?c Makropulos (The Makropulos Case), a suspenseful lyric drama about the quest for eternal youth, in five performances at the War Memorial Opera House from October 14-29. Director Olivier Tambosi returns to oversee his imaginative staging, a co-production with Finnish National Opera, which premiered at San Francisco Opera in 2010 to considerable praise. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PARKSan Francisco Opera Presents OPERA IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Opening weekend for San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with the 43rd San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park free outdoor concert on Sharon Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Sunday, September 11 at 1:30 p.m. This annual open-air concert celebrates the opening of San Francisco Opera's 94th season and features many distinguished artists from the Company's Fall Season performing favorite arias and duets by Donizetti, Giordano, Rossini, Verdi and others accompanied by Company Music Director Nicola Luisotti and conductor George Manahan leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Interview: OVERFLOWing onto the Dance FloorBWW Interview: OVERFLOWing onto the Dance Floor
by Marietta Lunceford - Aug 8, 2016

On Thursday, August 4 I was excited to be a judge for a new fundraising event for The Overflow Foundation. The Overflow Foundation is a non-profit that strives to teach students to flow past their limits by bringing the arts to areas that lack these subjects in their schools. With classes in acting, music, visual arts and reading, The Overflow Foundation has been working in the East Lake area of Birmingham for two years and hopes to expand to include Tarrant this coming school year. Their dream is to encourage students to step outside of their box and try new things that will make them better students and better people. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Fall 2016 KDFC Radio Broadcast ScheduleSan Francisco Opera Announces Fall 2016 KDFC Radio Broadcast Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

San Francisco Opera's partnership with the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues with a fall season of opera radio broadcasts beginning August 7 with the star-studded, June 16, 2016 gala concert celebrating San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley. The Company's highly acclaimed 2016 Summer Season productions of Bizet's Carmen, Verdi's Don Carlo and Jana?ek's Jen?fa, along with a special 1982 'From the Archives' broadcast of Handel's Julius Caesar, will air each month through December 4. All performances were recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and feature the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus. (more...)

'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

On Thursday, June 16, the San Francisco Opera honored Company General Director David Gockley with a gala evening and concert titled Celebrating David! Many of the leading artists from the world of opera gathered to honor one of the great careers in the modern history of the art form. Gockley, who in 2014 announced that he would retire from his position as General Director at the completion of the 2015­­-16 Season on July 31, has led a storied career of more than 40 years as an opera impresario. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISESan Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISESan Francisco Opera to Launch SF Opera Lab Series with WINTERREISE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab opens its inaugural season with innovative programming that celebrates the power of the human voice theatrically in intimate spaces, including the state-of-the-art Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater in San Francisco Opera's new Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell AwardsLen Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming for SF Opera Lab 2017 presentations at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Taube Atrium Theater. The Company's 94th Season will also mark Matthew Shilvock's inaugural year as San Francisco Opera's new general director, succeeding his mentor and internationally respected impresario, David Gockley, who will step down on July 31, 2016. (more...)

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