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San Francisco Opera Guild Presents OPERA BALL 2018: VIVA LA NOCHE! Photo San Francisco Opera Guild Presents OPERA BALL 2018: VIVA LA NOCHE!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2018

Details were announced today for Opera Ball 2018: ¬°Viva La Noche!, San Francisco Opera Guild's signature gala benefit inaugurating San Francisco Opera's 96th season on Friday, September 7. Presented in conjunction with the season-opening double bill of one-act operas, Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Ruggero Leoncavallo's Pagliacci (or Cav/Pag), Opera Ball 2018 is co-chaired by Shannon Cronan and Kathy Huber and features event design by J. Riccardo Benavides and a sumptuous dinner by McCalls Catering & Events. Last presented by San Francisco Opera 15 years ago, Cav/Pag returns next season in a staging by Argentine tenor, conductor and director Jose Cura that sets both Italian classics in La Boca, the Buenos Aires neighborhood known for its colorful architecture and live tango performances. Honorary Chairs for Opera Ball 2018 are John A. & Cynthia Fry Gunn and Diane B. Wilsey. The official wine sponsor is Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery.

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.

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.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and Casting Photo San Francisco Opera Announces 2018/19 Season and Casting
by Julie Musbach - 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.

San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network Photo San Francisco Opera 2017 National Broadcast Series on the WFMT Radio Network
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 17, 2017

The 2017 national radio broadcast series of San Francisco Opera performances on the WFMT Radio Network begins on Saturday, September 2 with a 1979 archival broadcast of Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. The cast features soprano Renata Scotto in the title role and tenor Luciano Pavarotti as Enzo Grimaldi, each singing their role for the first time on any stage.

BWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLY Photo BWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Erica Miner - Aug 6, 2017

A number of key company debuts marked Seattle Opera's 2017-18 season opening

Seattle Opera to Address Imperialism and More with Community Events for MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

With stylized sets inspired by Japanese theater and lush, colorful kimono worn by singers, Seattle Opera's grand production of Madame Butterfly coming this August may seem like business-as-usual. But there's a dramatic difference that sets this Butterfly apart: the broader conversation taking place on cultural appropriation, yellowface, and Asian American representation. While certainly not new to many Asian and Pacific Islanders, these conversations have permeated the Puget Sound theater scene for the past several years following a production of The Mikado that made national news.

San Francisco Opera 2017 Radio Broadcast Schedule Announced for February Through August
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2017

The partnership between San Francisco Opera and the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues with monthly broadcasts of performances captured during the Fall 2016 Season, including the world premiere of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's Dream of the Red Chamber, and a historic broadcast from the Company's archives. All performances were recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and feature the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Ian Robertson, Chorus Director).

Seattle Opera Expands Programs, Performances in 2017/18
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 3, 2017

Opera is for everyone-and so is Seattle Opera's 2017/18 season! There's a new bilingual performance for elementary-school students, new performance venues such as Georgetown Steam Plant, a new mainstage collaboration with ACT Theatre and Seattle Symphony leaders, and even an outdoor performance offered free of charge. Regardless of background or socioeconomic status, this season offers ways for a broad audience to be able to experience opera; it's an open invitation for the Pacific Northwest. 

Photo Flash: First Look at San Francisco Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY‚Ä"Opening TONIGHT!
by Ashlee Latimer - Nov 6, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016‚Äď17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama¬†Madama Butterfly,¬†November 6 through December 4¬†at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor¬†Vincenzo Costanzo¬†as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton and return of Armenian soprano¬†Lianna Haroutounian¬†as the tragic heroine, Cio-Cio-San. Jun Kaneko's colorful and compelling production, last seen in San Francisco during the 2013‚Äď14 Season, will be directed by¬†Leslie Swackhamer¬†and Maestro¬†Yves Abel¬†conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

San Francisco Opera Presents Giacomo Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY at the War Memorial Opera House
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with ten performances of Giacomo Puccini's heartbreaking drama Madama Butterfly, November 6 through December 4 at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast will feature the much-anticipated American debut of young Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo as Lt. B.F. Pinkerton and return of Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian as the tragic heroine, Cio-Cio-San. Jun Kaneko's colorful and compelling production, last seen in San Francisco during the 2013-14 Season, will be directed by Leslie Swackhamer and Maestro Yves Abel conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus.

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Changes for THE MAKROPULOS CASE and MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced cast updates for the upcoming productions of LeoŇ° Jana?ek's¬†The Makropulos Case¬†and Giacomo Puccini's¬†Madama Butterfly. The role of Albert Gregor in¬†The Makropulos Case¬†will now feature American tenor Charles Workman in his Company debut, replacing Scott Quinn who has withdrawn due to personal reasons. Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo will make his United States opera debut as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton in¬†Madama Butterfly¬†in lieu of Maxim Aksenov who has withdrawn for personal reasons.

Placido Domingo to Play Title Role in the Met Opera's SIMON BOCCANEGRA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Beginning April 1, Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's SIMON BOCCANEGRA, with Pl√°cido Domingo starring in the title role.

Placido Domingo to Play Title Role in the Met Opera's SIMON BOCCANEGRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Beginning April 1, Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's SIMON BOCCANEGRA, with Pl√°cido Domingo starring in the title role.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016‚Äď17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming for SF Opera Lab 2017 presentations at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Taube Atrium Theater. The Company's 94th Season will also mark Matthew Shilvock's inaugural year as San Francisco Opera's new general director, succeeding his mentor and internationally respected impresario, David Gockley, who will step down on¬†July 31, 2016.

Lianna Haroutounian to Sing the Role of Amelia Grimaldi in All Performances of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at the Met
by Reilly Hickey - Oct 9, 2015

Lianna Haroutounian will sing the role of Amelia Grimaldi in all performances of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra at the Met this season: April 1, 5, 9 matinee, 13, and 16.

Yonghoon Lee to Sub in for Title Role at Verdi's DON CARLO, 4/16
by Matt Smith - Apr 16, 2015

Yonghoon Lee will sing the title role in this evening's performance of Verdi's Don Carlo, replacing Ricardo Tamura. As previously scheduled, Lee will sing the role in all remaining Met performances of the opera this season.

Verdi's DON CARLO to Return to the Met Opera, 3/30
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 25, 2015

Verdi's sweeping historical tragedy Don Carlo will return to the Met stage March 30for an eight-performance revival conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the dynamic maestro who led the 2010 Met premiere ofNicholas Hytner's critically acclaimed production. Yonghoon Lee will reprise his portrayal of the conflicted title hero, withFerruccio Furlanetto as his father and rival, the imposing Philip II; Barbara Frittoli as his lover, Elisabeth de Valois;Ekaterina Gubanova as Elisabeth's tormented lady-in-waiting, Princess Eboli; Dmitri Hvorostovsky as Rodrigo, Don Carlo's friend and ally; and James Morris as the menacing Grand Inquisitor.

Simon Keenlyside Withdraws from Metropolitan Opera's DON CARLO
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 11, 2015

Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Luca Salsi will sing the role of Rodrigo in this season's performances of Verdi's Don Carlo, replacing Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn from the run due to illness.

San Francisco Opera Presents Puccini's TOSCA, October 23-November 8
by Sally Henry Fuller - Oct 18, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's Tosca in five performances October 23-November 8. Italian maestro Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini's masterful melodrama in which a great singer, a rebellious painter and a corrupt police chief engage in a deadly test of wills.

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