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Oct. 02 2017

10/21/17 – Arabella – 1pm

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San Francisco Opera

ARABELLA

(in German)
Opera in three acts by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

PLACE AND TIME: Vienna, Shrove Tuesday, 1860

Conductor
Wolfgang Rennert

CAST
A fortuneteller Rebecca Cook
Countess Waldner Sona Cervena
Zdenka, her younger daughter, in love with Matteo Barbara Daniels
Matteo, a young officer in love with Arabella William Lewis
Arabella, elder daughter of the Waldners Kiri Te Kanawa
Count Elemer, a suitor to Arabella Michael Ballam
Count Theodor Waldner Alexander Malta
A Waiter Thomas Woodman
Mandryka Ingvar Wixell
Welko, servant to Mandryka Daniel Becker
Count Dominik, a suitor to Arabella John Brandstetter
Count Lamoral, a suitor to Arabella Kevin Langan
Fiakermilli, a cabaret singer Erie Mills
Djura, servant to Mandryka Lee Woodriff
Jankel, servant to Mandryka Karl Saarni

Act I — The Waldners’ hotel suite, morning
Act II — The anteroom of a public ballroom, evening
Act III — The hotel lobby, night

Photo credits: Ron Scherl/San Francisco Opera

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