Opera House
Saturdays @ 1PM

San Francisco Opera

This series presents performances from recent seasons of the San Francisco Opera as well as productions from the archives. The second largest opera company in North America, San Francisco Opera was founded in 1923. For the past seven years, the company has been under the direction of David Gockley.

 

Falstaff

11/8

Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff
Nicola Luisotti, conductor
Ian Robertson, chorus director

Robin, Ivan Kiryakin; Dr. Caius, Joel Sorensen; Sir John Falstaff, Bryn Terfel; Bardolfo, Greg Fedderly; Pistola, Andrea Silvestrelli; Host of the Garter Inn, Larry Severino; Nannetta, Heidi Stober; Fenton, Francesco Demuro; Meg Page, Renée Rapier; Alice Ford, Ainhoa Arteta; Dame Quickly, Meredith Arwady; Ford, Fabio Capitanucci.

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Show Boat

11/15

Jerome Kern: Show Boat
John Demain, conductor
Ian Robertson, chorus director

Magnolia Hawks, Heidi Stober; Gaylord Ravenal, Michael Todd Simpson; Cap'n Andy Hawks, Bill Irwin; Julie La Verne, Patricia Racette; Queenie, Angela Renée Simpson; Parthy Ann Hawks, Harriet Harris; Ellie Mae Chipley, Kirsten Wyatt; Joe, Morris Robinson; Frank Schultz, John Bolton.

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11/22

David DiChiera:  Cyrano
Michigan Opera Theater, Orchestra and Chorus
Mark Flint, conductor
Suzanne Mallare Acton, chorus master

Cyrano, Marian Pop;  Roxane, Leah Partridge;  Christian, Jose Luis Sola;  De Guiche, Peter Volpe;  Lignière, Alain Coulombe;  Le Bret, Gaetan Laperriere;  Carbon, Daniel Okulitch;  The Duenna, Gloria Parker;  Ragueneau, Eric Johnston;  Capucin, Torrance Blaisdell;  Marquis de Cuigy, Torrance Blaisdell;  Marquis de Brisaille, Matthew Hayward;  An Informer, Daniel Okulitch;  Montefleury Jason Budd

11/29

Gaetano Donizetti:  Lucrezia Borgia
From the Caramoor Summer Music Festival
Orchestra of St. Luke's
Bel Canto Young Artists and Apprentices
Will Crutchfield, conductor
Rachelle Jonck, chorus master

Lucrezia Borgia, Angela Meade;  Maffio Orsini, Tamara Mumford;  Gennaro, Michele Angelini;  Alfonso D'Este, Christophoros Stamboglis;  Jeppo Liverotto, Sungwook Kim;  Don Apostolo, Gazella Hans Tashjian;  Ascanio Petrucci, Kyle Oliver;  Oloferno Vitellozzo, William Hearn;  Rustighello, Cameron Schutza;  Gubetta, Joseph Beutel;  Astolfo, Zachary Altman

12/6

Tobias Picker:  An American Tragedy
The Glimmerglass Festival Orchestra
George Manahan, conductor

Gilbert Griffiths, Daniel T. Curran;  Clyde Griffiths, Christian Bowers;  Elvira Griffiths, Patricia Schuman;  Roberta Alden, Vanessa Isiguen;  Elizabeth Griffiths, Jennifer Root;  Bella Griffiths, Meredith Lustig;  Samuel Griffiths, Aleksey Bogdanov;  Sondra Finchley, Cynthia Cook;  Reverend McMillan, John Kapusta;  Orville Mason, Thomas Richards

12/13

Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Riccardo Muti, conductor
Duain Wolfe, chorus master

Macbeth, Luca Salsi;  Lady Macbeth, Tatiana Serjan;  Banquo, Dmitriy Belosselskiy;  Macduff, Francesco Meli;  Malcolm, Antonello Ceron;  Lady-in-Waiting, Simge Büyükedes;  Assassin/Doctor, Gianluca Buratto;  Servant/Herald, Daniel Eifert;  Three Apparitions, David Govertsen, Katelyn Casey, Lily Shorney

12/20

From the Rossini Opera Festival
Gioachino Rossini:  Armida
Orchestra et Coro del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna
Carlo Rizzi, conductor
Andrea Faidu, chorus master

Goffredo, Randall Bills;  Ubaldo, Randall Bills;  Rinaldo, Antonino Siragusa;  Idraote, Carlo Lepore;  Astarotte, Carlo Lepore;  Armida, Carmen Romeu;  Gernando, Dmitry Korchak;  Carlo, Dmitry Korchak;  Eustazio, Vassilis Kavayas