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San Francisco Opera Opens 99th Season with Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA Photo San Francisco Opera Opens 99th Season with Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 28, 2021

San Francisco Opera inaugurates its 99th season and first under the baton of Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim, with five performances of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, August 21–September 5.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2021â€"22 Season Including Repertory, Casting and Reope Photo San Francisco Opera Announces 2021â€"22 Season Including Repertory, Casting and Reopening Plans for 99th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

San Francisco Opera announced today repertory, casting and reopening plans for its 99th season. Commencing with a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca on Saturday, August 21, the 2021–22 Season marks the inauguration of Eun Sun Kim’s tenure as Caroline H. Hume Music Director and a reemergence of opera at the War Memorial Opera House.

The Dallas Opera Announces Free TOSCA Simulcast Stream Photo The Dallas Opera Announces Free TOSCA Simulcast Stream
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2021

The Dallas Opera will make the company's gripping 2015 production of Giacomo Puccini's immortal Tosca available free of charge for home viewing. This passionate, star-studded production was originally simulcast live in high definition to a North Texas audience at Klyde Warren Park.

San Francisco Opera Present January 2021 Free Opera Streams and Department Of Diversi Photo San Francisco Opera Present January 2021 Free Opera Streams and Department Of Diversity, Equity And Community Offerings
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2020

Full-length free opera streams continue in January with three titles that were simulcast previously from the War Memorial Opera House to the stadium of the San Francisco Giants.

'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 Announces OPERA IS ON July Streaming Performances Photo San Francisco Opera Announces OPERA IS ON July Streaming Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2020

San Francisco Opera continues streaming performances as part of its Opera is ON initiative with Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) on July 18 and Leoš Janáček's Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Case) on July 25.

San Francisco Opera's OPERA IS ON to Stream LA CENERENTOLA and THE MAKROPULOS CASE Photo San Francisco Opera's OPERA IS ON to Stream LA CENERENTOLA and THE MAKROPULOS CASE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020

San Francisco Opera continues streaming performances as part of its Opera is ON initiative with Gioachino Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) on July 18 and Leoš Janáček's Věc Makropulos (The Makropulos Case) on July 25.

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.

LA CENERENTOLA Comes to The Atlanta Opera Photo LA CENERENTOLA Comes to The Atlanta Opera
by Stephi Wild - Oct 23, 2019

The Atlanta Opera opens its 2019-20 Mainstage season with Rossini's bubbly take on the Cinderella fairy tale, La Cenerentola.

BWW Review: LA BOHEME Opens Santa Fe Opera's 2019 Season Photo BWW Review: LA BOHEME Opens Santa Fe Opera's 2019 Season
by Maria Nockin - Jul 1, 2019

On June 28, 2019, Santa Fe Opera opened its 63rd Season with Giacomo Puccini's tale of poverty-stricken young lovers in nineteenth century Paris. Stage Director Mary Birnbaum told the tale in a straight forward manner but with with an occasional twist that fomented conversation among audience members during the intermission and after the final act. 

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by Maria Nockin - Jul 1, 2019

The Santa Fe Opera Announces Casting Update For LA BOHEME Opening June 28 Photo The Santa Fe Opera Announces Casting Update For LA BOHEME Opening June 28
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 13, 2019

The Santa Fe Opera announces a casting update for La boh me, which opens the season on Friday, June 28. Nicaraguan-American soprano Gabriella Reyes will assume the role of Musetta, replacing Kirsten MacKinnon, who has withdrawn from the production for personal reasons. Reyes is a 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions grand finalist and recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut as the High Priestess in Aida, followed by performances as First Lady in The Magic Flute and Nella in Gianni Schicchi. After Reyes's Santa Fe Opera debut, she will be heard as Li in Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera and at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Marko Nikodijevi and Marina Abramovic's 7 Deaths of Maria Callas.

The Atlanta Opera Announces 2019-20 Season Photo The Atlanta Opera Announces 2019-20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2019

"Dangerous liaisons" is the overarching theme of The Atlanta Opera's landmark 40th anniversary season. From Puccini's Cio-Cio San to Rodriguez's Frida Kahlo, most of the featured protagonists share a propensity for self-destructive relationships that threaten to bring about their downfall.

BWW Review: Love and Laughter Warms MN Opera's Luscious
THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT Photo BWW Review: Love and Laughter Warms MN Opera's Luscious THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 29, 2019

n the midst of a polar vortex this winter, MN Opera sends an early valentine filled with warmth to the Twin Cities in their production The Italian Straw Hat at the Ordway Center's Orchestra Hall. This comic Italian opera set in 1950's Paris plays similar to a French farce while sung in Italian and accompanied with English subtitles. Composed and written by Nino Rota and his wife Ernesta, the composer earned accolades for his film scores written for Federico Fellini, and "The Godfather," both the first and second versions. In this opera, Rota's mid-century comedy, a groom's horse eats an expensive straw hat on the morning of his wedding day while his father in law's patent leather shoes fit too tight. Sound extraordinary? Yes, all is wondrous mayhem as this Parisian wedding spins out of control and delightful events happen on stage throughout this enchanting opera.

San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2019 Adler Fellows Photo San Francisco Opera Center Announces 2019 Adler Fellows
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 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-oriented residency offers advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Since its inception in 1977, the prestigious fellowship has nurtured the development of more than 180 young artists, introducing many budding stars to the international opera stage and launching active careers throughout the world as performers, production artists, arts professionals and educators.

Photo Flash: A New Production Of TOSCA at San Francisco Opera Photo Photo Flash: A New Production Of TOSCA at San Francisco Opera
by Alan Henry - Oct 5, 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 leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in his first performances with the Company. Puccini's monumental work, which has a distinguished history at San Francisco Opera, will be staged by American director Shawna Lucey with new sets and costumes designed by Robert Innes Hopkins and built entirely in San Francisco Opera's scenic and costume shops. Check out photos below!

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's TOSCA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's TOSCA
by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 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 leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in his first performances with the Company. Puccini's monumental work, which has a distinguished history at San Francisco Opera, will be staged by American director Shawna Lucey with new sets and costumes designed by Robert Innes Hopkins and built entirely in San Francisco Opera's scenic and costume shops.

San Francisco Opera Presents New Production Of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA Photo San Francisco Opera Presents New Production Of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 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 leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus in his first performances with the Company. Puccini's monumental work, which has a distinguished history at San Francisco Opera, will be staged by American director Shawna Lucey with new sets and costumes designed by Robert Innes Hopkins and built entirely in San Francisco Opera's scenic and costume shops.

Dallas Opera Appoints General Director And CEO Designate Photo Dallas Opera Appoints General Director And CEO Designate
by Julie Musbach - Apr 5, 2018

The Dallas Opera is both pleased and proud to announce that, after an international search supported by Arts Consulting Group, TDO has hired Kentucky Opera General Director Ian Derrer to become the eighth general director in its history, effective this July.

Classical KDFC To Air 2014 San Francisco Opera Performance Of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA Photo Classical KDFC To Air 2014 San Francisco Opera Performance Of Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 16, 2018

On Sunday, March 4 at 8 p.m., the Bay Area's Classical KDFC will broadcast a San Francisco Opera performance from November 2014 of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca starring soprano Lianna Haroutounian in the title role, tenor Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi and bass-baritone Mark Delavan as Scarpia, with maestro Riccardo Frizza leading the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. KDFC radio announcer Dianne Nicolini hosts the archival broadcast presentation, which will be available for on demand streaming at kdfc.com up to four weeks after the March 4 airing.

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