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BWW Review: San Francisco Opera's Drive-In BARBER OF SEVILLE at The Marin Center In S Photo BWW Review: San Francisco Opera's Drive-In BARBER OF SEVILLE at The Marin Center In San Rafael
by Maria Nockin - Apr 24, 2021

On April. 23, 2021, San Francisco Opera presented its first drive-in opera, Rossini’s rollicking comedy, The Barber of Seville. As the boisterous Spanish hair stylist, baritone Lucas Meachem opened the show with a vigorous, rousing version of his famous “Largo al Factotum”. California COVID restrictions limited the show to ninety minutes. Using the Zedda edition of the Ricordi piano/vocal score, Conductor Roderick Cox and Director Matthew Ozawa treated the audience to all the opera’s major arias, duets, and ensembles,

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at San Francisco Opera Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at San Francisco Opera
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2021

Opening on April 23, the eleven performances running through May 15 are the Company’s first live performances in 16 months since the onset of the global pandemic, which caused the cancellation of the Company’s Summer and Fall 2020 seasons.

San Francisco Opera to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at the Marin Center Drive-In Photo San Francisco Opera to Present THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at the Marin Center Drive-In
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2021

San Francisco Opera stages its first live opera performances with a new, specially adapted production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville offered in a drive-in setting on the bucolic grounds of San Rafael's Marin Center.

San Francisco Opera Returns To Live Performances, Presents Online Ring Festival and L Photo San Francisco Opera Returns To Live Performances, Presents Online Ring Festival and Launches New Original Digital Programming
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021

San Francisco Opera Tad and Dianne Taube General Director Matthew Shilvock announces re-envisioned Spring 2021 programming including a return to live performances with a new production of Gioachino Rossini's The Barber of Seville and concerts offered in a drive-in setting at San Rafael's Marin Center in April and May.

Opera Colorado 2020-21 Season Postponed and New Programming Initiative Announced Photo Opera Colorado 2020-21 Season Postponed and New Programming Initiative Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2020

In light of restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Opera  Colorado will postpone its 2020-21 Season, previously programmed as Cavalleria Rusticana in February,  Carmen in May, and The Shining in June.

'Opera Is ON' Streaming Performances From San Francisco Opera Continue In October Photo 'Opera Is ON' Streaming Performances From San Francisco Opera Continue In October
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2020

San Francisco Opera continues streaming performances with Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on October 10a?"11, Giuseppe Verdi's Attila on October 17a?"18 and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) on October 24a?"25.

San Francisco Opera OPERA IS ON Streaming Performances Announced, June 20â€"July 4 Photo San Francisco Opera OPERA IS ON Streaming Performances Announced, June 20â€"July 4
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2020

San Francisco Opera continues streaming performances as part of its Opera is ON initiative with Richard Strauss' Salome (June 20), Jules Massenet's Manon (June 27) and Carlisle Floyd's Susannah (July 4). The presentations, filmed live in high-definition at the War Memorial Opera House, will be viewable on demand for free at sfopera.com on the streaming date starting at 10 am PT and expiring at 11:59 pm the following day.

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2020â€"21 Season Repe Photo San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2020â€"21 Season Repertory And Casting
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2020

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the Company's 98th season, which opens on September 11, 2020 with an Opening Night Celebration featuring soprano Albina Shagimuratova and tenor Pene Pati in concert with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim. Opening Night festivities include San Francisco Opera Guild's Opera Ball, BRAVO! CLUB's annual Opening Night Gala and two new events: the Opera Supper in the Veterans Building's elegant Green Room and, for the entire audience, a celebratory, post-concert toast to the season.

Meet the 2020 International Collegiate Singing Championship Finalists Photo Meet the 2020 International Collegiate Singing Championship Finalists
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019

ICSC emphasizes competitive collegiate singing that spans across borders. We seek to recognize and award the best singers from around the world who are currently enrolled in or a recent graduated of an undergraduate or graduate program in voice. There will be a First, Second, and Third Place prize awarded. The winners will be selected based on talent, potential, and overall presentation. All voice types will be judged equally. All performances and adjudication is done via a simple online process.

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Photo Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

San Francisco Opera presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) in a new production by director Michael Cavanagh at the War Memorial Opera House, October 11–November 1. The production marks the beginning of a multi-year project to weave together Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte's three operas—Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni—as a trilogy set within an American manor house during three time periods. Conductor Henrik Nánási leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and an international cast in this enduring comic masterpiece.

San Francisco Opera Presents Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Mozart's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2019

San Francisco Opera presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) in a new production by director Michael Cavanagh at the War Memorial Opera House, October 11a?"November 1. The production marks the beginning of a multi-year project to weave together Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte's three operasa?"Le Nozze di Figaro, Così fan tutte and Don Giovannia?"as a trilogy set within an American manor house during three time periods. Conductor Henrik Nánási leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and an international cast in this enduring comic masterpiece.

Portland Opera Announces 2019/20 Resident Artists Photo Portland Opera Announces 2019/20 Resident Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2019

Portland Opera is pleased to announce the artists joining the company's 2019/20 Resident Artist program: soprano Emilie Faiella, returning mezzo-soprano Camille Sherman, tenor Ricardo Garcia, and returning baritone Geoffrey Schellenberg. Portland Opera established the Resident Artist Program in 2005, providing a bridge from the conservatory world to the professional stage for talented emerging singers, who join the company for a two-year rigorous residency and training program.

West Edge Opera Offers $19 Tickets For Their Summer Festival Photo West Edge Opera Offers $19 Tickets For Their Summer Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 11, 2019

West Edge Operais offering $19 tickets for all performances in their upcoming summer festival, including the highly anticipated Bay Area premiere of Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's adaptation of the Lars von Trier film Breaking the Waves. True to our East Bay roots, we have long been committed to presenting world class opera in unconventional locations and to an often overlooked audience. By offering a limited number of tickets at only $19, we hope to erase any barrier that would keep patrons from experiencing the drama and intensity of fully produced opera.

Baritone Matthew Worth to Join SFCM Faculty Photo Baritone Matthew Worth to Join SFCM Faculty
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) today announces the appointment of baritone Matthew Worth to its voice faculty. Worth will lead a full studio at SFCM beginning in Fall 2019, joining the voice department led by chair Cesar Ulloa. Worth's appointment comes just after the announcement of Rhoslyn Jones joining SFCM's faculty.

MOR Premieres New Tom Cipullo Opera Photo MOR Premieres New Tom Cipullo Opera
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2019

On May 19, 2019 in Seattle, and four days later in San Francisco, Music of Remembrance (MOR) will present the premiere of The Parting, a new opera it has commissioned from Tom Cipullo with a libretto by poet David Mason. MOR will unveil this stunning new work as part of its program on Sunday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Tickets are $55 and available online at www.benaroyahall.org. They will bring the same program to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60-$75 and available online at www.musicofremembrance.org.

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2019-20 Season Repert Photo San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock Announces 2019-20 Season Repertory And Casting
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced repertory and casting for the Company's 97th Season, opening Friday, September 6, 2019, with a gala performance of Charles Gounod's Romeo and Juliet (Rom o et Juliette) starring tenor Bryan Hymel and soprano Nadine Sierra in Op ra de Monte-Carlo Director Jean-Louis Grinda's production. In keeping with the Company's time-honored tradition, the new season will be inaugurated with San Francisco Opera Guild's elegant, signature benefit and celebration, Opera Ball 2019.

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 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 Opera and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is based in part on Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life and The Greatest Gift, a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.

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 A.A. Cristi - Oct 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 Opera and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is based in part on Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life and The Greatest Gift, a story by Philip Van Doren Stern.

Florida Grand Opera Announces the 2018-19 Season Studio Artists Photo Florida Grand Opera Announces the 2018-19 Season Studio Artists
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

After a national search, Florida Grand Opera (FGO) has chosen three new singers for the 2018-19 FGO Studio. One of the most respected and highly competitive studio programs in the nation, the FGO Studio, led by Artistic Directors Diana Soviero and Bernard Uzan, provides comprehensive career development to emerging artists who have demonstrated potential to make major contributions to the field of opera

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season Repertory And Casting Photo San Francisco Opera Announces 2018-19 Season Repertory And Casting
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 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 an international cast featuring Lianna Haroutounian, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, Marco Berti and Dimitri Platanias, conducted by Daniele Callegari. To usher in the new opera season, San Francisco Opera Guild will produce its signature benefit event, Opera Ball 2018.

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