Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Oct. 02 2017

11/25/17 – Amleto – 1pm

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Opera Southwest Amleto by composer Franco Faccio librettist Arrigo Boito     CAST: Amleto (Hamlet, Prince of Denmark)             Alex Richardson Claudio (Claudius, King of Denmark)           Shannon De Vine Polonio (Polonius, Lord Chamberlain)           Matthew Curran Orazio (Horatio, Amleto’s friend)                  Joseph Hubbard Marcello (Marcellus, a Sentry)                        Paul Bower Laerte (Laertes, Polonio’s son)                       Javier Gonzalez Ofelia (Ophelia, […]

Oct. 02 2017

11/18/17 – Tancredi – 1pm

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Opera Southwest Tancredi by composer Gioachino Rossini librettist Gaetano Rossi   CAST: Tancredi                                                          Heather Johnson Amenaide                                                        Lindsay Ohse Argirio                                                             Heath Huberg Orbazzano                                                       Matthew Curran Isaura                                                              Madelyn Wanner Roggiero                                                         Chelsea Duval-Major   ENSEMBLE:                                                  Opera Southwest Orchestra and Chorus CONDUCTOR:                                              Anthony […]

Oct. 02 2017

11/11/17 – Il Pirata – 1pm

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Caramoor Opera Il Pirata by Vincenzo Bellini libretto by Felice Romani Overview This season’s operatic centerpiece is a semi-staged production of Bellini’s 1827 breakthrough opera Il pirata (“The Pirate”). Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade, whose revelatory Caramoor performance of the same composer’s Norma was hailed as “a truly perfect night at the opera” by Das Opernglas, takes on the […]

Oct. 02 2017

11/04/17 – Lucrezia Borgia – 1pm

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Caramoor Opera LUCREZIA BORGIA COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti LIBRETTO: Felice Romani CAST: Lucrezia Borgia Angela Meade Maffio Orsini Tamara Mumford Gennaro Michele Angelini Alfonso D’Este Christophoros Stamboglis Jeppo Liverotto Sungwook Kim Don Apostolo Gazella Hans Tashjian Ascanio Petrucci Kyle Oliver Oloferno Vitellozzo William Hearn Rustighello Cameron Schutza Gubetta Joseph Beutel Astolfo Zachary Altman CONDUCTOR: Will Crutchfield […]

Oct. 02 2017

10/28/17 – Falstaff – 1pm

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Chicago Symphony Orchestra FALSTAFF (in Italian) COMPOSER:    Giuseppe Verdi LIBRETTO:     Arrigo Boito   CAST: Sir John Falstaff                                  Ambrogio Maestri Alice Ford                                           Eleonora Buratto Ford                                                    Luca Salsi Nannetta                                             Rosa Feola Fenton                                                 Saimir Pirgu Mistress Quickly                                 Daniela Barcellona Meg Page                                            Laura Polverelli Bardolfo                                              Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani Pistola […]

Oct. 02 2017

10/21/17 – Arabella – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera ARABELLA (in German) Opera in three acts by Richard Strauss Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal PLACE AND TIME: Vienna, Shrove Tuesday, 1860 Conductor Wolfgang Rennert CAST A fortuneteller Rebecca Cook Countess Waldner Sona Cervena Zdenka, her younger daughter, in love with Matteo Barbara Daniels Matteo, a young officer in love with Arabella […]

Sep. 06 2017

10/07/17 – Don Pasquale – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera DON PASQUALE Sparkling with virtuosic singing and playful humor, this boisterous comedy pits the miserly Don Pasquale against his nephew Ernesto and Ernesto’s sweetheart, the crafty young Norina. Laurent Pelly’s topsy-turvy, rotating set and inventive 20th-century costumes perfectly capture the farcical fun. Music by Gaetano Donizetti | Libretto by Giovanni Ruffini and Gaetano Donizetti […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/30/17 – Andrea Chenier – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera ANDREA CHÉNIER An ardent poet and a young noblewoman are passionately attracted only to be separated by the turmoil and terror of the French Revolution. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts this powerful, melodic score in a lavish period production by acclaimed director David McVicar. Music by Umberto Giordano | Libretto by Luigi […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/23/17 – Madama Butterfly – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera MADAME BUTTERFLY Cultures clash when a trusting young woman marries an American naval officer stationed in Nagasaki. Puccini’s gut-wrenching music takes the audience on an emotionally charged journey through innocence, betrayal and sacrifice towards a heartbreaking finale. Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Sung in Italian with […]

Sep. 06 2017

9/16/17 – Aida – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera AIDA Verdi’s grand Egyptian epic returns in a bold new production inspired by contemporary artist RETNA. This intimate love story of an Egyptian military hero, Radames, and a captured Ethiopian princess, Aida, features San Francisco Opera favorites Brian Jagde and Leah Crocetto. Music by Giuseppe Verdi | Libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni Sung in […]

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