Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

Sep. 11 2016

11/05/16 – Jenůfa – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera Jenůfa Music and Libretto by Leoš Janáček Sung in Czech front page photo credit: Cory Weaver RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 50 minutes including two intermissions When the righteous sin, can they be forgiven? Karita Mattila returns to portray one of opera’s most vivid characters—a domineering stepmother forced to deal with her unwed stepdaughter’s […]

Sep. 11 2016

10/29/16 – Don Carlo – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera Don Carlo Music by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle Sung in Italian front page photo credit: Cory Weaver RUNNING TIME: 4 hours, 27 minutes including two intermissions At the time of Spain’s brutal Inquisition, the king of Spain marries the woman his son loves and sets into motion a tension-filled […]

Sep. 11 2016

10/22/16 – Carmen – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera Carmen Music by Georges Bizet Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Sung in French front page photo credit: Cory Weaver RUNNING TIME: 2 hours, 45 minutes including one intermission The ultimate femme fatale returns in a provocative staging by acclaimed director Calixto Bieito. His raw take on Carmen heightens the intense emotions pulsing […]

Sep. 11 2016

10/15/16 – Dialogues of the Carmelites – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera Dialogues of the Carmelites Opera in two acts by Francis Poulenc Text from the play by GEORGES BERNANOS With the authorization of Emmett Lavery The play was inspired by a novella by Gertrude von le Fort and by a scenario by Philippe Agostini and Rev. Bruckberger Sung in English front page photo credit: […]

Sep. 11 2016

10/08/16 – The Fall of the House of Usher – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera The Fall of the House of Usher Usher House Music and Libretto by Gordon Getty By arrangement with Rork Music, publisher and copyright owner La Chute de la Maison Usher Music and Libretto by Claude Debussy Reconstruction and Orchestration by Robert Orledge Usher House sung in English, La Chute de la Maison Usher […]

Sep. 11 2016

10/01/16 – Barber of Seville – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera The Barber of Seville Music by Gioachino Rossini Libretto by Cesare Sterbini Sung in Italian front page photo credit: Cory Weaver Cunning, clever, and big-hearted, Figaro is precisely the sort of person you want as a friend. His quick thinking proves invaluable in helping a young woman escape from the grasp of her […]

Aug. 14 2016

09/17/16 – Magic Flute – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera The Magic Flute Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder Sung in English In a fantastical world of ferocious dragons and enchanted musical instruments, a noble prince sets out to rescue a beautiful princess and ensure the triumph of truth and justice. Mozart’s final operatic masterpiece returns in a sublime multimedia […]

Aug. 14 2016

09/10/16 – Die Meistersinger – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner Sung in German In his comic masterpiece, Wagner set aside gods and goddesses to tell a touchingly human story about the power of art. When an impetuous young singer arrives in a proud German city determined to dazzle the townsfolk and win the […]

Aug. 14 2016

09/03/16 – Lucia di Lammermoor – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera Lucia di Lammermoor Music by Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by Salvadore Cammarano Sung in Italian front page photo credit: Cory Weaver Pressured to marry the wrong man, a young woman suffers an emotional breakdown, culminating in the most astonishing mad scene in all of opera. Witness the arresting vocal and dramatic power of Nadine […]

Jul. 15 2016

08/27/16 – Luisa Miller – SAN FRANCISCO OPERA BEGINS!

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San Francisco Opera Luisa Miller by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Felice Romani Sung in Italian front page photo credit: Cory Weaver A father’s betrayal. A daughter’s sacrifice. Longing only for love, a brave young woman sacrifices her own happiness in a desperate attempt to save her father’s life. Revered for its masterful depiction of intimate […]

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