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BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR SEPT. OCT. 10-17 at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR SEPT. OCT. 10-17 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Oct 9, 2020

On Los Angeles Operaa??s website, Ashley Faatoalia, tenor, and Louise Thomas, piano, collaborate for a a?oeLiving Room Recital.a?? They perform songs by Schubert, Williams, Fauré, Bonds and Gordon as well as Spirituals and arias by Mozart, Gershwin and Puccini.

'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's 2020 Fall Season Canceled Due to the Health Crisis Photo San Francisco Opera's 2020 Fall Season Canceled Due to the Health Crisis
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2020

San Francisco Opera today announced the difficult decision to cancel its Fall 2020 Season due to the ongoing pandemic.

MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opens Tonight at Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opens Tonight at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2020

In Nagasaki, a captivating geisha marries an American naval lieutenant. Her love for him is tested repeatedly a?' as her family disowns her, as he leaves Japan while promising to return eventually, and when his true intentions are finally revealed, with tragic consequences.

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.

Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 19, 2019

Cio-Cio-San, a captivating geisha in Nagasaki, marries B. F. Pinkerton, an American naval lieutenant. For him, it's a lark, a diversion before he marries a 'real' American wife. For her, it's a life-altering commitment that's briefly blissful, then disastrous: her family renounces her and Pinkerton leaves Japan. When he returns a few years later, her joy evaporates and catastrophe ensues when his true intentions are revealed.

BWW Review: MANON LESCAUT at War Memorial Opera House Photo BWW Review: MANON LESCAUT at War Memorial Opera House
by Maria Nockin - Nov 25, 2019

On November 24, 2019, San Francisco Opera presented Giacomo Puccini's third opera, MANON LESCAUT with two spectacularly large-voiced singers, Liana Haroutounian and Brian Jagde. In a most forthright manner, Director Olivier Tambosi told the story of Renato Des Grieux' unrequited love for Manon, the socially repressed convent school graduate who suddenly discovers a new world of fashion, jewels, and predatory men

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents MANON LESCAUT Photo Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents MANON LESCAUT
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2019

Director Olivier Tambosi's production of Manon Lescaut, composer Giacomo Puccini's first triumph, returns to San Francisco Opera for six performances on the War Memorial Opera House stage, from November 8 through the 26th.

San Francisco Opera Presents Olivier Tambosi And Frank Philipp Schlössmann's Product Photo San Francisco Opera Presents Olivier Tambosi And Frank Philipp Schlössmann's Production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 17, 2019

Director Olivier Tambosi's production of Manon Lescaut, composer Giacomo Puccini's first triumph, returns to San Francisco Opera for six performances on the War Memorial Opera House stage, from November 8 through the 26th. +

Single Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On Sale Photo Single Tickets For San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season Now On Sale
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2019

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2019 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House are now available for purchase online at sfopera.com, in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office and by phone at (415) 864-3330. Tickets are also available for Full, Half and Design Your Own Flexible Series subscription packages, special events such as Opera Ball 2019, the San Francisco Opera Chorus in concert at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater and The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Concert at Herbst Theatre.

42ND STREET And More Announced For Chicago Lyric Opera 2019/20 Season! Photo 42ND STREET And More Announced For Chicago Lyric Opera 2019/20 Season!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2019

A season filled with unforgettable music, riveting stories, thrilling singers from around the world, and stirring productions goes on sale by subscription Friday, January 25, at 10am. Six new and new-to-Chicago productions including three Lyric premieres and three performances of the Ring cycle will engage and entertain audiences from late September 2019 through June 2020.

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.

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Celebratory Weekend Including Two Sold-Out Photo San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Celebratory Weekend Including Two Sold-Out Opening Night Galas
by Alan Henry - Sep 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 Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo'sPagliacci (or CavPag). Opening weekend continued Saturday, September 8 with the highly-anticipated premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto drama Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, nearly 15,000 people flocked to Golden Gate Park for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park concert on a beautiful, 71-degree day with blue skies.

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory Weekend Photo San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Weekend With Celebratory Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 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 Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag). Opening weekend continued Saturday, September 8 with the highly-anticipated premiere of Gaetano Donizetti's bel canto drama Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, nearly 15,000 people flocked to Golden Gate Park for the annual San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park concert on a beautiful, 71-degree day with blue skies.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Leoncavallo's PA Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI at San Francisco Opera
by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 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 CavPag), and opening night galas hosted by San Francisco Opera Guild and the BRAVO! CLUB. Italian conductor Daniele Callegari makes his Company debut leading an International cast in Jose Cura's production, staged in revival by fellow Argentine Jose Maria Condemi. Opening weekend festivities inaugurating the Company's 96th season continue Saturday, September 8, with Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, with San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park, the annual free concert in Golden Gate Park celebrating the new opera season.

San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Double Bill Of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERI Photo San Francisco Opera Opens 96th Season With Double Bill Of Pietro Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA And Ruggero Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 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 his Company debut leading an International cast in Jose Cura's production, staged in revival by fellow Argentine Jose Maria Condemi. Opening weekend festivities inaugurating the Company's 96th season continue Saturday, September 8, with Gaetano Donizetti's Roberto Devereux and on Sunday, September 9, with San Francisco Chronicle Presents Opera in the Park, the annual free concert in Golden Gate Park celebrating the new opera season.

Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang To Leave For Welsh National Opera Photo Seattle Opera General Director Aidan Lang To Leave For Welsh National Opera
by Stephi Wild - Sep 6, 2018

Seattle Opera announced today that General Director Aidan Lang will leave the company to become General Director of Welsh National Opera. The third General Director of Seattle Opera, Lang departs at the close of the 2018/19 season following a five-year tenure. Under Lang's leadership, Seattle Opera has: increased its audiences, particularly, young people, created a new civic home for opera at Seattle Center, introduced new chamber opera productions in locations around the city, and made organizational strides toward racial equity.

San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Opera Ball 2018: Viva La Noche! Photo San Francisco Opera Guild Presents Opera Ball 2018: Viva La Noche!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 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 and Kathy Huber, this sold out gala benefit to raise funds for the Company's education and outreach programs features event design by J. Riccardo Benavides and dinner by McCalls Catering & Events. Debuting at this year's event, Chalk Hill Estate Vinyards and Winery is the official Opera Ball Wine Sponsor, joining Roederer Estate as the Sparkling Wine Sponsor and Neiman Marcus, the Dinner Sponsor. Honorary Chairs for Opera Ball 2018 are John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn and Diane B. Wilsey.

San Francisco Opera Celebrates Opening Of 96th Season With  Free Opera In The Park Co Photo San Francisco Opera Celebrates Opening Of 96th Season With Free Opera In The Park Concert
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 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 Francisco Opera Orchestra in a program of arias, duets, popular songs and orchestral favorites. San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock serves as master of ceremonies for the afternoon.

Updated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018â€"19 Season Photo Updated Casting Announced For San Francisco Opera's 2018â€"19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 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 Season features eight productions that are new to the War Memorial Opera House stage, including a new staging of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca and the West Coast premiere of Jake Heggie's It's a Wonderful Life. Highlights also include Placido Domingo in Concert on October 21 and a roster of returning artists, debuting soloists and conductors.

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