Archive for the ‘Operafest’ Category

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 […]

Jul. 13 2016

08/20/16 – Falstaff – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air Falstaff BY GIUSEPPE VERDI Two hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission SUNG IN ITALIAN front-page photo credit: Robert Millard OVERVIEW In honor of Verdi’s 200th birthday, LA Opera presents a new production of the crowning glory of the composer’s magnificent career, his comic masterpiece Falstaff. LA Opera Music Director James Conlon, […]

Jul. 13 2016

08/13/16 – Moby Dick – 1pm

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LA Opera On Air Moby Dick BY JAKE HEGGIE AND GENE SCHEER Three hours, including one intermission SUNG IN ENGLISH front-page photo credit: Cory Weaver / San Francisco Opera OVERVIEW “Call it a success… A whale tale with staying power” – Los Angeles Times “Theatrically stunning… epic in scale. A vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater” – […]

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