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9/17

San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Giuseppe Finzi, conductor
Ian Robertson, chorus director

Gioachino Rossini:  The Barber of Seville

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Figaro: Lucas Meachem; Rosina: Daniela Mack; Count Almaviva: René Barbera; Doctor Bartolo: Alessandro Corbelli; Don Basilio: Andrea Silvestrelli; Berta: Catherine Cook; Fiorello: Edward Nelson; Ambrogio: Efraín Solís; An officer: Matthew Stump

9/24

San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Lawrence Foster, conductor

Claude Debussy:  The Fall of the House of Usher
Gordon Getty:  Usher House

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Roderick Usher: Brian Mulligan; Edgar Allan Poe: Jason Bridges; Madeline Usher / Lady Madeline: Jacqueline Piccolino; Doctor Primus: Anthony Reed; Le Médecin: Joel Sorensen; L'Ami: Edward Nelson

10/1

San Francisco Opera
Henry Lewis, conductor

Francis Poulenc:  Dialogues of the Carmelites

Leontyne Price (Madame Lidoine), Virginia Zeani (Mother Marie), Betsy Norden (Sister Constance), Regine Crespin (Madame de Croissy), Carol Vaness (Blanche), Howard Hensel (Chevalier de la Force), Eric Halfvarson (Marquis de la Force)

10/8

San Francisco Opera and Chorus
Carlo Montanaro, conductor
Ian Robertson, chorus director

Georges Bizet:  Carmen

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Irene Roberts (Carmen), Brian Jagde (Don José), Ellie Dehn (Micaëla), Zachary Nelson (Escamillo), Amina Edris (Frasquita), Renée Rapier (Mercédès), Edward Nelson (Moralès), Brad Walker (Zuniga), Daniel Cilli (El Dancairo), Alex Boyer (El Remendado)

10/15

San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Nicola Luisotti, conductor
Ian Robertson, chorus director

Giuseppe Verdi:  Don Carlo

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Michael Fabiano (Don Carlo),  Ana María Martínez (Elisabetta), Nadia Krasteva (Princess Eboli), Mariusz Kwiecien (Rodrigo), René Pape (Philip II), Andrea Silvestrelli (The Grand Inquisitor), Matthew Stump (A Monk), Nian Wang (Tebaldo), Toni Marie Palmertree (A Heavenly Voice), Pene Pati (Count Lerma)

10/22

San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
Ian Robertson, chorus director

Leos Janacek:  Jenufa

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Malin Byström (Jenufa), Karita Mattila (Kostelnicka), William Burden (Laca Klemen ), Scott Quinn (Steva Buryja), Jill Grove (Grandmother Buryjovka), Matthew Stump (Foreman at the Mill), Anthony Reed (Mayor of the Village), Julie Adams (Karolka), Toni Marie Palmertree (Barena), Zanda Svede (The Mayor's Wife), Laura Krumm (The Maid), Sarah Tucker (Jano)

10/29

Glimmerglass Festival
John DeMain, conductor
David Moody, chorus director

Stephen Sondheim:  Sweeney Todd

Greer Grimsley (Sweeney Todd), Luretta Bybee (Mrs. Lovett), Harry Greenleaf (Anthony Hope), Emily Pogorelc (Johanna), Nicholas Nestorak (Tobias Ragg), Peter Volpe (Judge Turpin), Patricia Schuman (Beggar Woman), Christopher Bozeka (Adolfo Pirelli), Bille Bruley (Beadle Bamford)

11/5

Glimmerglass Festival
Joseph Colaneri, conductor
David Moody, chorus director

Gioachino Rossini:  The Thieving Magpie

Ninetta (Rachele Gilmore), Gottardo (Musa Ngqungwana), Fernando Villabella (Dale Travis),  Giannetto (Michele Angelini), Pippo (Allegra De Vita), Isacco/Antonio (Brad Raymond), Lucia (Leah Hawkins), Fabrizio Vingradito (Calvin Griffin) The Magpie (Meg Gillentine)

11/12

Glimmerglass Festival
Nicole Paiement, conductor

Robert Ward:  The Crucible

Reverend John Hale (David Pittsinger), John Proctor (Brian Mulligan), Abigail Williams (Ariana Wehr), Elizabeth Proctor (Jamie Barton), Reverend Samuel Parris (Adrian Kramer), Tituba (Zoie Reams), Ann Putnam (Gabriella H. Sam), Thomas Putnam (Michael Miller), Rebecca Nurse (Helena Brown), Mary Warren (Maren Weinberger), Judge Danforth (Jay Hunter Morris), Giles Corey (Chaz'men Williams-Ali), Betty Parris (Mary Beth Nelson), Francis Nurse (Zachary Owen), Ezekiel Cheever (Ian Koziara), Sarah Good (Meroë Khalia Adeeb), Ruth Putnam (Emma Grimsley), Susanna Walcott (Molly Jane Hill)

11/19

Opera Philadelphia
Corrado Rovaris, conductor

Daniel Schnyder:  Yardbird

Charlie Parker (Lawrence Brownlee), Addie Parker (Angela Brown), Chan Parker (Emily Pogorelc), Doris Parker (Elena Perroni), Rebecca Parker (Chrystal E. Williams), Dizzy Gillespie (Will Liverman), Baroness Pannonica "Nica" De Koenigswarter (Tamara Mumford)

11/26

San Francisco Symphony and Chorus
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Ragnar Bohlin, chorus director

Ludwig van Beethoven:  Fidelio

Jaquino (Nicholas Phan), Marzelline (Joélle Harvey), Rocco (Kevin Langan), Leonore (Nina Stemme), Don Pizarro (Alan Held), First Prisoner (Matthew Newlin), Second Prisoner (Craig Verm), Florestan (Brandon Jovanovich), Don Fernando (Luca Pisaroni)