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Aug. 15 2015

11/14/15 – THE TROJANS – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera THE TROJANS by Hector Berlioz Libretto by Hector Berlioz NEW PRODUCTION One of the largest, most magnificent pieces in the entire repertory, this rarely staged epic is presented here for the first time in 47 years, the way it was originally meant to be seen: two operas—The Fall of Troy and The Trojans […]

Aug. 15 2015

11/07/15 – TWO WOMEN – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera TWO WOMEN by Marco Tutino Libretto by Marco Tutino and Fabio Ceresa Adapted from a script by Luca Rossi Based on the novel La Ciociara by Alberto Moravia By arrangement with Studio Legale Cau Morandi Minutillo Turtur Commissioned by San Francisco Opera and Teatro Regio di Torino Copyright and publishing Casa Musicale Sonzogno, […]

Aug. 15 2015

10/31/15 – LA BOHÈME – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera LA BOHÈME by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa NEW PRODUCTION When an aspiring poet falls in love with a fragile seamstress, their intense passion is only matched by their youthful idealism. Can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of life? John Caird, the director of two of the biggest […]

Aug. 15 2015

10/24/15 – CINDERELLA – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera CINDERELLA BY GIOACHINO ROSSINI Libretto by Jacopo Ferretti Thanks to her open heart and determination, Cinderella triumphs over her mean-spirited relatives in Rossini’s sparkling version of the story. Karine Deshayes, lauded for her “emotional depth and vibrant, beautiful sound” (The New York Times), makes her San Francisco Opera debut in the beloved fairy […]

Aug. 15 2015

8-8-15 Music In Maryland Amit Peled & pablo Casals!

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This week Music in Maryland presents a concert featuring cellist Amit Peled as he recreates the concert Pablo Casals gave at Peabody on February 12, 1915.  Even more amazing is that the Peled recital took place a century later on February 12, 2015!  Even more amazing is that Amit Peled plays on Pablo Casals’ cello!  […]

Aug. 15 2015

10/17/15 – PARTENOPE – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera PARTENOPE by George Frideric Handel Libretto by Anonymous COMPANY PREMIERE Disguises and cross-dressing reveal deep truths about the human heart in Handel’s brilliantly entertaining comedy about Queen Partenope of Naples and her three royal suitors, which features one of his greatest scores. In his Olivier Award-winning production, director Christopher Alden moves the action […]

Aug. 15 2015

8-15-15 Face The Music The Return of John Bowen!

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This week our panelists include John Bowen, who is visiting us (& Baltimore) from Chicago, Tuba player Ed Goldstein from Peabody Ragtime Ensemble and Bryan Young from the Poulenc Trio.  We weren’t wild about anything but we had a good time! PLAY DATE: Sat, 08/15/2015 5:00 PM            1084 Claude Debussy                Images,Book 1: Reflections in the […]

Aug. 15 2015

10/10/15 – A MASKED BALL – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera A MASKED BALL by Giuseppe Verdi Libretto by Antonio Somma SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION A Swedish king laughs off a fortune-teller’s warning of a plot against his life. But when his closest aide discovers the monarch is having an affair with his wife, the threat of assassination becomes real. This tuneful Verdi masterpiece, […]

Aug. 15 2015

9/26/15 – SUSANNAH – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera SUSANNAH by Carlisle Floyd Libretto by Carlisle Floyd NEW PRODUCTION In the backwoods of Tennessee, a beautiful young woman is accused of indecent behavior after she is discovered bathing naked in a stream. Will the charismatic traveling preacher who sets his sights on her soul be her salvation, or her downfall? Carlisle Floyd’s […]

Aug. 15 2015

9/19/15 – NORMA – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera NORMA by Vincenzo Bellini Libretto by Felice Romani “Music director Nicola Luisotti led a taut and keen-edged performance by the Opera Orchestra.” –San Francisco Classical Voice NEW PRODUCTION Perhaps once a generation, a soprano comes along who can do full justice to one of opera’s most dazzling and demanding roles. Today, that singer […]

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