San Francisco Opera Education Announces Events for Adults and Families
Throughout the 2017 Fall Season, San Francisco Opera's Education Department offers diverse programs to introduce community members of all ages to the world of opera and enhance their experience of the art form. For adult learners, the Company will present a variety of Overture Workshops for Adults beginning on Friday, October 20 withDrinks & Drama: A Taste of the Season, a social-educational evening pairing operas from San Francisco Opera's 2017-18 Season with specialty cocktails prepared by the mixologists of The Sea Star. The event will include live performances by San Francisco Opera Adler Fellows: sopranos Toni Marie Palmertree and Sarah Cambidge, tenor Amitai Pati and pianist Jennifer Szeto.
Later Overture Workshops for Adults will offer opportunities for participatory engagement with different aspects of operatic production. On Monday, October 23, San Francisco Opera stage directorJose Maria Condemi leads The Director's Vision where participants learn how the director works with the conductor, performers and production team to stage an opera. On Saturday, December 9, San Francisco Opera lecturer Laura Pritchard and Company Dance Master Lawrence Pech leadDance in Opera, a behind-the-scenes look at how choreography is developed for the stage.
San Francisco Opera education programs during the Company's 2017 Fall Season also include a trio of family and community events from the Company's CUE (Community, Understanding, Engagement) programs. CUE events include the popular CarTUNE Afternoon screenings of cartoons featuring classical music, Exploration Workshops for Families learning about the characters and story of Puccini's Turandot and First Act: Hansel and Gretel's Adventure which explores Humperdinck's children's opera through song and play.
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