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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...)
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to make her San Francisco Opera debut as Brunnhilde in Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung), has withdrawn from the upcoming engagement due to health reasons.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...)
SF Opera Lab Presents ROOMFUL OF TEETH and CHAMBERWORKS SF Opera Lab Presents ROOMFUL OF TEETH and CHAMBERWORKS
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

Season Two of SF Opera Lab comes to a close this month with two concerts exploring a rich tapestry of sound worlds within the intimate and state-of-the-art Taube Atrium Theater at San Francisco Opera's Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera. The “remarkable vocal octet” (New York Times) Roomful of Teeth m... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Education Presents 2nd Annual ARIA FESTIVAL, 5/6 San Francisco Opera Education Presents 2nd Annual ARIA FESTIVAL, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - April 11, 2017

San Francisco Opera's Education Department will present its 2nd annual ARIA (Arts Resources in Action) Festival, Youth Voices for Change, on Saturday, May 6 at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ... (more...)
2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recital Series Concludes, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - April 07, 2017

The 2017 Schwabacher Debut Recitals series concludes on Sunday, April 30 at 5:30 p.m., with a recital by a trio of San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows featured with collaborative pianist Warren Jones in a program of Italian and French repertoire.... (more...)
Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9 Schwabacher Debut Recitals at San Francisco Opera Features Renee Rapier, Anthony Reed and John Churchwell, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - March 24, 2017

 The 34th season of Schwabacher Debut Recitals continues on Sunday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater with mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier, bass Anthony Reed and pianist and San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell. They will present The Woods: A Rom-Com Recit... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Education Presents UP IN THE MOUNTAIN, 4/19-23 San Francisco Opera Education Presents UP IN THE MOUNTAIN, 4/19-23
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2017

San Francisco Opera Education presents Up in the Mountains, an interactive performance created for infants to 3 year olds with accompanying parent(s) or guardian(s). Up in the Mountains combines words, song, gesture and visual media to tell a story inspired by fairy tales.... (more...)
Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30 Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

La boheme is a passionate story of love among young artists in Paris. Mimi spends her days embroidering and her winter evenings longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera Lab's ANNA CATERINA Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera Lab's ANNA CATERINA
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017.... (more...)
San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30 San Francisco Opera And Merola Opera Present 2017 SCHWABACHER DEBUT RECITAL SERIES, 3/26-4/30
by BWW News Desk - March 07, 2017

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 34th season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, opening on March 26 and continuing through April 30.... (more...)
SF Opera Lab Hosts First Pop-Up Event Outside of San Francisco SF Opera Lab Hosts First Pop-Up Event Outside of San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2017

SF Opera Lab pops up at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland on March 23, 2017 with Hands-On Opera, an interactive night of operatic fun and mischief.... (more...)
SF Opera Lab Presents Pop-Up Event in Oakland, 3/23 SF Opera Lab Presents Pop-Up Event in Oakland, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - March 03, 2017

SF Opera Lab pops up at the Uptown Nightclub in Oakland on March 23, 2017 with Hands-On Opera, an interactive night of operatic fun and mischief. This SF Opera Lab event, the first to be held outside of San Francisco, will be curated by stage director and current San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Ari... (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE SOURCE Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE SOURCE
by BWW News Desk - February 28, 2017

F Opera Lab presents composer TedHearne's universally acclaimed digital-age oratorio The Source, drawn from the contents of Chelsea Manning'sWikiLeaks release and called 'some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory-from any genre' by Pitchfork. Previously performed in New Yor... (more...)
San Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIE San Francisco Opera Presents Anna Caterina Antonacci In Poulenc's LA VOIX HUMANIE
by BWW News Desk - February 07, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents three performances of Francis Poulenc's 1958 monodrama La Voix humaine (The Human Voice) starring internationally acclaimed soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci with pianist Donald Sulzen on March 11, 14 and 17, 2017.... (more...)