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Sep. 01 2012

09/08/12 – Heart of a Soldier – 1:00pm

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San Francisco Opera

Heart of a Soldier by Christopher Theofanidis
Libretto by Donna Di Novelli

Approximate Running Time: 1 hour, 53 minutes including one intermission
In English


To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the devastating terrorist attacks, San Francisco Opera presents the world premiere of Heart of a Soldier, which tells the dramatic story of Rescorla’s extraordinary life. The Company’s latest commission features a dynamic and soulful score by Christopher Theofanidis, “one of the world’s most sought-after living composers” (Seattle Times). Baritone Thomas Hampson, renowned for his “clarion power and burnished tone” (Los Angeles Times), sings the role of Rick Rescorla in this story of enduring friendship and late-found love. Tenor William Burden is Daniel J. Hill, Rescorla’s best friend and fellow soldier, and soprano Melody Moore portrays Susan, Rescorla’s wife and soul mate.


Rick Rescorla     Thomas Hampson
Daniel J. Hill     William Burden
Susan Rescorla     Melody Moore
Juliet, Barbara     Nadine Sierra *
Cyril     Henry Phipps *
Imam     Mohannad Mchallah *
Tom, Ted     Michael Sumuel *
Lolita, Bridesmaid     Susannah Biller
Pat, Ann     Sara Gartland
Omaha, Robert     Ta’u Pupu’a *
Dexter, Dex     Daniel Snyder *
Joseph, Joe     Trevor Scheunemann
Sam, Wesley     Wayne Tigges *
Buddy     Koa the Golden Retriever *

Conductor     Patrick Summers
Director     Francesca Zambello

* San Francisco Opera Debut


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