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Photo Flash: A New Production Of TOSCA at San Francisco Opera 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... (more...)
Merola Opera Program Announces Advisory Council Featuring Arts Leaders 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.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Presents New Production Of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA 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... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Lab Pops-Up At The Great Northern, Today 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... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Lab Pops-Up At The Great Northern, 9/20 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... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Celebratory Weekend Including Two Sold-Out Opening Night Galas San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Celebratory Weekend Including Two Sold-Out Opening Night Galas
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 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... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory Weekend 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... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Double Bill Of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA And Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Double Bill Of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA And Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - September 07, 2018

San Francisco Opera's 2018-19 Season opens Friday, September 7 with the double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag), and opening night galas hosted by San Francisco Opera Guild and the BRAVO! CLUB. Italian conductor Daniele Callegari makes h... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Opera Ball 2018: Viva La Noche! San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Opera Ball 2018: Viva La Noche!
by BWW News Desk - September 05, 2018

To inaugurate San Francisco Opera's 96th season and the opening night double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag), San Francisco Opera Guild presents Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! on Friday, September 7, 2018. Co-chaired by Shannon Cronan... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Celebrates Opening Of 96th Season With  Free Opera In The Park Concert San Francisco Opera Celebrates Opening Of 96th Season With Free Opera In The Park Concert
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2018

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 96th Season with the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park on Sunday, September 9 at 1:30 p.m. The free concert in Golden Gate Park features vocal artists and conductors from the Company's fall season performing with the San Franc... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Winner Of 2018 Emerging Stars Competition San Francisco Opera Announces Winner Of 2018 Emerging Stars Competition
by BWW News Desk - August 08, 2018

San Francisco Opera announces the winner of the 2018 Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Emerging Stars Competition. Brazilian tenor Atalla Ayan, who made his Company debut as Alfredo in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata last fall, was named “2018 Emerging Star of the Year” based on a popular vote conducte... (more...)
Updated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018–19 Season Updated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018–19 Season
by BWW News Desk - July 30, 2018

San Francisco Opera announces updated casting for its 96th Season, which opens Friday, September 7, with the double bill of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, and two galas, Opera Ball 2018: ¡Viva La Noche! and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala. The 2018-19 ... (more...)
Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2018-19 Season Now on Sale Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2018-19 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - June 27, 2018

Single (non-subscription) tickets are now on sale for San Francisco Opera's 96th Season. Tickets for each of the eight productions featured at the War Memorial Opera House during the 2018-19 Season may be purchased online at sfopera.com; in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 30... (more...)
Photo Flash: Merola Opera Program Presents THE RAKE'S PROGRESS Photo Flash: Merola Opera Program Presents THE RAKE'S PROGRESS
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2018

San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program, one of the most prestigious and selective opera training programs in the world, offers audiences a look at the opera stars of tomorrow with a lively, fully-staged production of The Rake's Progress. Based loosely on the eponymous eight paintings and eng... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update For Wagner's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2018

German soprano Evelyn Herlitzius, scheduled to make her San Francisco Opera debut as Brunnhilde in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), has withdrawn from the upcoming engagement due to health reasons. While San Francisco Opera regrets this casting change, the Company is hono... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and Casting San Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and Casting
by BWW News Desk - January 17, 2018

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced plans for the 2018 19 Season. The Company's 96th Season will open Friday, September 7 with a gala double-bill performance of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci in Jos Cura's production with... (more...)
Composer John Adams Awarded San Francisco Opera Medal Composer John Adams Awarded San Francisco Opera Medal
by BWW News Desk - November 22, 2017

Immediately following the November 21 world premiere of his opera, Girls of the Golden West, composer John Adams was presented with the San Francisco Opera Medal by Company General Director Matthew Shilvock. With the opening night audience in attendance and surrounded onstage by members of t... (more...)
San Francisco Opera presents World Premiere of GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST San Francisco Opera presents World Premiere of GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2017

On November 21, San Francisco Opera will present the world premiere of Girls of the Golden West, the newest opera by American composer John Adams. With a libretto drawn from historical sources by director Peter Sellars, Girls of the Golden West explores the true stories of pioneers on Califor... (more...)
San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOT San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - November 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera will present Giacomo Puccini's Turandot at the War Memorial Opera House in six performances from November 18 through December 9. After opening the Company's 2017 Fall Season in September, the work returns in the colorful production by British-born artist David Hockney and ... (more...)
Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Stages Reimagined MANON Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Stages Reimagined MANON
by BWW News Desk - November 04, 2017

San Francisco Opera presents six performances of Jules Massenet's Manon at the War Memorial Opera HouseNovember 4 22.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Presents New Production of Massenet's MANON San Francisco Opera Presents New Production of Massenet's MANON
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2017

San Francisco Opera presents six performances of Jules Massenet's Manon at the War Memorial Opera House November 4 22. One of the composer's most enduring and sensuous works, Manon returns to the Company's repertory after a 19-year hiatus in a new production by French director Vincent Boussard, whi... (more...)
Works & Process presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West, 9/21-22 Works & Process presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West, 9/21-22
by BWW News Desk - September 14, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents San Francisco Opera: Girls of the Golden West on Thursday and Friday, September 21 and 22, 2017 at 7:30pm.... (more...)
Photo Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco Opera Photo Flash: New Staging of ELEKTRA Thrills at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2017

San Francisco Opera's production of Richard Strauss'Elektra opens in a new staging by acclaimed English director Keith Warner at the War Memorial Opera House on Saturday, September 9. Absent from the Company's repertory for two decades, Strauss' 1909 opera, with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal a... (more...)
San Francisco Opera to Present The Revolution of Steve Jobs Scheduled for 2019 Season San Francisco Opera to Present The Revolution of Steve Jobs Scheduled for 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2017

San Francisco Opera today announced its participation as a co-commissioner of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs—the first full-length opera written by Bay Area composer Mason Bates and set to a libretto by Mark Campbell—joining Santa Fe Opera and Seattle Opera, with support from Cal Performances. The n... (more...)
SFCM Opera Presents Double Bill SFCM Opera Presents Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

The short, one-act opera, Mavra, highlights Igor Stravinsky's early flirtations with neoclassicism, a period which saw the composer produce other popular works such as Pulcinella and Symphony of Psalms. As Mavra looks to the past in both music and narrative, Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas  does the... (more...)