SAN FRANCISCO OPERA NEWS COVERAGE

San Francisco Opera Guild Begins 80th Season With Marchesa Fashion Show And Announcem Photo San Francisco Opera Guild Begins 80th Season With Marchesa Fashion Show And Announcement Of OPERA BALL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

San Francisco Opera Guild launched its 80th season celebrations on Thursday, May 16, with Marchesa, a fashion show featuring the Marchesa Fall 2019 collection, at Neiman Marcus Union Square in San Francisco. A prominent event of the new anniversary season will be Opera Ball, one of the premier phila...
San Francisco Opera Presents Georges Bizet's CARMEN At War Memorial Opera House Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Georges Bizet's CARMEN At War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2019

San Francisco Opera's 2019 Summer Season opens with Georges Bizet's Carmen June 5 29 at the War Memorial Opera House. Presented in American director Francesca Zambello's acclaimed staging, which has been mounted by Opera Australia, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, and Norwegian National Opera, the opera ...
Merola Showcases Rising Opera Stars In Summer Concert Photo Merola Showcases Rising Opera Stars In Summer Concert
by BWW News Desk - April 25, 2019

San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, commences its 62nd season with a showcase of the program's rising stars in the Schwabacher Summer Concert....
Opera San José's Concludes 35th Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY Photo Opera San José's Concludes 35th Season with MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - April 05, 2019

On April 13th Opera San José's 35th season will conclude with Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly....
Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Presents DOROTHEA & ARTEMSIA - Two New Chamber Operas Photo Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Presents DOROTHEA & ARTEMSIA - Two New Chamber Operas
by BWW News Desk - April 04, 2019

The Left Coast Chamber Ensemble's (LCCE) 2018-2019 season culminates with Dorothea and Artemisia, a program featuring the world premieres of two original chamber operas, each inspired by the contributions of an extraordinary woman artist. The concert includes From the Field, a micro-opera by Christo...
Plácido Domingo Returns To San Francisco Opera On October 6 Photo Plácido Domingo Returns To San Francisco Opera On October 6
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2019

Following his sold-out appearance on the War Memorial Opera House stage last October, operatic legend Placido Domingo returns October 6, 2019 for a 2 p.m. concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Company debut. He will be joined on stage by guest artists who will be announced at a later date ...
Opera San José's 35th Season Concludes With MADAMA BUTTERFLY Photo Opera San José's 35th Season Concludes With MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2019

On April 13th Opera San Jose's 35th season will conclude with Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly....
Merola Opera Program Announces 62nd Season Photo Merola Opera Program Announces 62nd Season
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2019

San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, launches its 62nd season offering audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow. The 2019 Merola Summer Festival announces this year's 29 Merola artists, selected from mo...
San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer Season Photo San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Updates for 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2019

Beginning June 5 and continuing through the 29th, San Francisco Opera presents a trio of extraordinary lyric works Georges Bizet's Carmen, George Frideric Handel's Orlando and Anton n Dvo k's Rusalka featuring powerful leading women in the title roles. Spanning three centuries and sung in French, It...
San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Program Present 2019 Schwabacher Recital Photo San Francisco Opera Center And Merola Opera Program Present 2019 Schwabacher Recital Series
by BWW News Desk - January 23, 2019

San Francisco Opera Center and Merola Opera Program present the 36th season of the Schwabacher Recital Series, opening on February 13 and continuing through April 24. The four-recital series offers music lovers an opportunity to hear opera's next generation of stars in the intimate and state-of-the-...
San Francisco Opera, Compass Family Services And Community Housing Partnership Presen Photo San Francisco Opera, Compass Family Services And Community Housing Partnership Present SHARED SPACES
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2018

San Francisco Opera, Compass Family Services and Community Housing Partnership present a community conversation on the application of civic practices to address San Francisco's homelessness crisis on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m. at ODC Theater....
San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Replacement for Handel's ORLANDO Photo San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Replacement for Handel's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced it is removing countertenor David Daniels from the role of Medoro in the Company's June 2019 presentation of Handel's Orlando. The decision to part ways with Mr. Daniels, for business and professional reasons, was reached after considerable deliberation given the ...
David Daniels Removed From San Francisco Opera Season Following Sexual Assault Allega Photo David Daniels Removed From San Francisco Opera Season Following Sexual Assault Allegations
by BWW News Desk - November 08, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced it is removing countertenor David Daniels from the role of Medoro in the Company's June 2019 presentation of Handel's Orlando. The decision to part ways with Mr. Daniels, for business and professional reasons, was reached after considerable deliberation given the ...
San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2019 Adler Fellows Photo San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2019 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - November 07, 2018

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald today announced the 12 recipients of the 2019 Adler Fellowship. Selected from participants of the Merola Opera Program, the ten singers and two pianist/apprentice coaches begin their fellowships in January 2019. The multi-year performance-oriente...
Merola Announces Conductor, Director For First-Ever Commissioned Work Photo Merola Announces Conductor, Director For First-Ever Commissioned Work
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2018

In 2019, San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program will present the first opera commissioned in the Program's history, the world premiere of If I Were You, by distinguished American composer Jake Heggie and noted librettist Gene Scheer. This ground-breaking work will be presented August 1 - 6, ...
San Francisco Opera Presents Jake Heggie And Gene Scheer's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Jake Heggie And Gene Scheer's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents the West Coast premiere of It's a Wonderful Life by composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer in nine holiday-season performances from November 17 through December 9. The two-act work, a co-commission and co-production between San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Ope...
San Francisco Opera Presents Plácido Domingo In Concert At War Memorial Opera House Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Plácido Domingo In Concert At War Memorial Opera House
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced program details for the upcoming Placido Domingo concert on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. The legendary artist returns to the War Memorial Opera House with Puerto Rican soprano Ana Maria Martinez, Mexican tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz and the San Francisco Opera O...
Photo Flash: A New Production Of TOSCA at San Francisco Opera Photo Photo Flash: A New Production Of TOSCA at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - October 05, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at San Francisco Opera's new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, with a cast led by Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio in her Company and role debuts as Tosca, tenor Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi and baritone Scott Hendricks as Baron Scarpia with conductor Leo Hussain...
Merola Opera Program Announces Advisory Council Featuring Arts Leaders Photo Merola Opera Program Announces Advisory Council Featuring Arts Leaders
by BWW News Desk - September 28, 2018

Concluding its highly successful 61st season, the Merola Opera Program announces the establishment of an Advisory Council, comprised of leaders in  the field of opera performance, young artist training, arts administration, performing arts, and philanthropy....
San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Strauss' ARABELLA Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Richard Strauss' ARABELLA
by BWW News Desk - September 27, 2018

San Francisco Opera presents Richard Strauss' Arabella in five performances at the War Memorial Opera House from October 16 through November 3. Last performed by the Company 20 years ago, Arabella returns in Tim Albery's acclaimed production with leading Strauss interpreter Marc Albrecht, making his...
San Francisco Opera Presents New Production Of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA Photo San Francisco Opera Presents New Production Of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2018

San Francisco Opera unveils a new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on Wednesday, October 3, with a cast led by Italian soprano Carmen Giannattasio in her Company and role debuts as Tosca, tenor Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi and baritone Scott Hendricks as Baron Scarpia with conductor Leo Hussain l...
San Francisco Opera Lab Pops-Up At The Great Northern, Today Photo San Francisco Opera Lab Pops-Up At The Great Northern, Today
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2018

On September 20, SF Opera Lab pops up at The Great Northern in San Francisco for 'Battle of the Divas,' an epic head-to-head vocal battle. The Queen of the Night will officiate this vocal showdown between two teams of dueling divas and divos, with the audience helping her decide who will be triumpha...
San Francisco Opera Lab Pops-Up At The Great Northern, 9/20 Photo San Francisco Opera Lab Pops-Up At The Great Northern, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2018

On September 20, SF Opera Lab pops up at The Great Northern in San Francisco for 'Battle of the Divas,' an epic head-to-head vocal battle. The Queen of the Night will officiate this vocal showdown between two teams of dueling divas and divos, with the audience helping her decide who will be triumpha...
San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory Weekend Photo San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory Weekend
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2018

San Francisco Opera opened its 2018-19 Season with a weekend of celebratory events and performances beginning Friday, September 7 with two galas-Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala-and a performance of the famous operatic double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleri...
Andrew G. Manea will Perform in San Francisco Opera's ROBERTO DEVEREUX Photo Andrew G. Manea will Perform in San Francisco Opera's ROBERTO DEVEREUX
by BWW News Desk - September 08, 2018

San Francisco Opera today announced a cast change for Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux, opening September 8 and running for six performances through September 27. Romanian-American baritone Andrew G. Manea will perform the role of the Duke of Nottingham, replacing Artur Rucinski who has withdraw...