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Sep. 06 2014

09/13/14 – The Flying Dutchman – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera OPERA: Der Fliegende Holländer (in German) COMPOSER: Richard Wagner In Wagner’s first masterpiece, a ship’s captain is condemned to endlessly travel the seas in search of true love. The “masterful” Patrick Summers (Houston Chronicle) conducts a cast of outstanding Wagnerians led by Greer Grimsley, who thrilled San Francisco Opera audiences as “a thunderous […]

Aug. 30 2014

09/06/14 – Tosca – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera OPERA: Tosca (in Italian) COMPOSER: Giacomo Puccini CAST: Cesare Angelotti Christian Van Horn Sacristan Dale Travis Mario Cavaradossi Brian Jagde Floria Tosca Patricia Racette Baron Scarpia Mark Delavan Spoletta Joel Sorensen Sciarrone Ao Li Shepherd boy Ryan Nelson-Flack Jailer Ryan Kuster CONDUCTOR: Nicola Luisotti STAGE DIRECTOR: Jose Maria Condemi San Francisco Opera Orchestra […]

Aug. 23 2014

08/30/14 – Mefistofele – (SF Opera begins) 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera OPERA: Mefistofele (in Italian) COMPOSER: Arrigo Boito The season kicks off with Boito’s resplendent retelling of Goethe’s Faust, a monumental work of “choral grandeur and melodic richness” (The New York Times) in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House. The cast includes Ramón Vargas, a tenor […]

Aug. 16 2014

08/23/14 – Thais – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Thaïs COMPOSER: Jules Massenet Libretto by: Louis Gallet CAST: Thaïs Nino Machaidze Athanaël Plácido Domingo Nicias Paul Groves Palemon Valentin Anikin Albine Milena Kitic Crobyle Hae Ji Chang Myrtale Cassandra Zoé Velasco Servant Kihun Yoon CONDUCTOR: James Conlon CHORUS: LA Opera Chorus CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon Approx. Length: 2 hours 15 […]

Aug. 09 2014

08/16/14- Lucia di Lammermoor – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Lucia di Lammermoor COMPOSER: Gaetano Donizetti Libretto by: Salvadore Cammarano CAST: Lucia Albina Shagimuratova Edgardo Saimir Pirgu Enrico Stephen Powell Raimondo James Creswell Normanno Joshua Guerrero Alisa D’Ana Lombard Arturo Vladimir Dmitruk CONDUCTOR: James Conlon CHORUS: LA Opera Chorus CHORUS MASTER: Grant Gershon Approx. Length: 2 hours 30 minutes photo credit: […]

Aug. 02 2014

08/09/14 – Billy Budd – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Billy Budd COMPOSER: Benjamin Britten Libretto by: E. M. Forster and Eric Crozier CAST: Billy Budd: Liam Bonner Captain Vere: Richard Croft John Claggart: Greer Grimsley Mr. Redburn: Anthony Michaels-Moore Mr. Flint Daniel Sumegi Lieutenant Ratcliffe: Patrick Blackwell Red Whiskers: Greg Fedderly Arthur Jones: Museop Kim Donald: Jonathan Michie Dansker: James […]

Jul. 26 2014

08/02/14 – Die Zauberflöte – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by: Emanuel Schikaneder CAST: Pamina- Janai Brugger Tamino- Lawrence Brownlee Queen of the Night- Erika Miklósa Sarastro- Evan Boyer Papageno- Rodion Pogossov Papagena- Amanda Woodbury Monostatos- Rodell Rosel First Lady- Hae Ji Chang Second Lady- Cassandra Zoé Velasco Third Lady- Peabody […]

Jul. 19 2014

07/26/14 – Carmen – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Carmen COMPOSER: Georges Bizet Libretto by: Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy Approx. Length:  2 hours 45 minutes CAST: Carmen Patricia Bardon Don José Brandon Jovanovich Micaëla Pretty Yende Escamillo Ildebrando D’Arcangelo Zuniga Valentin Anikin Moralès Daniel Armstrong Frasquita Hae Ji Chang Mercédès Cassandra Zoé Velasco El Remendado Keith Jameson El Dancaïre […]

Jul. 12 2014

7/19/14 – Falstaff (LA Opera On Air begins) – 1:00pm

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Los Angeles Opera OPERA: Falstaff COMPOSER: Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by: Arrigo Boito Approx. Length:  2 hours 30 minutes CAST: Sir John Falstaff Roberto Frontali Alice Ford Carmen Giannattasio Ford Marco Caria Nannetta Ekaterina Sadovnikova Fenton Juan Francisco Gatell Meg Page Erica Brookhyser Mistress Quickly Ronnita Nicole Miller Dr. Caius Robert Brubaker Bardolph Rodell Rosel Pistol […]

Jul. 05 2014

07/12/14 – La Clemenza Di Tito – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago LA CLEMENZA DI TITO (in Italian) COMPOSER: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Approx. Length:  3 hours Sex and power are front and center in Mozart’s riveting La Clemenza di Tito. Can a Roman emperor forgive a woman who either wants to marry him or murder him? And can he pardon the would-be assassin who’s […]

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