On October 1, a select group gathered in Box N of the War Memorial Opera House to live tweet the final dress rehearsal of Verdi’s A Masked Ball
. One attendee was seeing her first opera, while others were knowledgeable fans, and it seems that the Verdi classic appealed to them all in different ways.
Tweets included comments on plot twists, costumes and life lessons; here’s just a small selection of the reactions sent via hashtag #MaskedBallSF
Posted: 10/03/2014 by
San Francisco Opera
A look back at the outstanding past performances of the stars of Partenope.
All but one of the stars of San Francisco Opera's Partenope
are returning to the War Memorial Opera House stage. We welcome countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo who will make his San Francisco Opera debut as Armindo, as well as the return of Danielle de Niese (The Marriage of Figaro
, 2010), Daniela Mack (The Barber of Seville
, 2013), David Daniels (Xerxes
, 2011), Alek Shrader (The Barber of Seville,
2013), and Philippe Sly (Cosi fan tutte,
2013). We've selected highlights of each artist from their past San Francisco Opera performances and posted them here for your enjoyment!
Posted: 10/01/2014 by
San Francisco Opera
After a wildly successful role debut of Adalgisa at the Metropolitan Opera in the fall of 2013, Jamie Barton returns to the role this fall in our season opening production of Norma
. Her San Francisco Opera debut has been similarly successful leaving critics raving that her performance was “a magnificent Company debut with gleaming vocal tone and emotional urgency” (San Francisco Chronicle
). All successes aside, Barton’s charming personality shined in a brief interview excerpted below. Enjoy!
Posted: 09/16/2014 by
Jamie Barton (Adalgisa, Norma)
Karen Kamensek leads the stellar San Francisco Opera Orchestra for our company premiere of Susannah
in her San Francisco Opera Debut. We chatted with Karen to get a better idea of who is the woman behind the baton.
Posted: 09/15/2014 by
Karen Kamensek (Conductor, Susannah)
American bass-baritone, Christian Van Horn, is a veteran of the San Francisco Opera stage having performed as The King of Egypt (Aida
, 2010–11); The Bonze (Madame Butterfly
, 2010–11); The Bailiff (Werther
, 2010–11); Timur (Turandot
, 2011–12); Lindorf, Dr. Miracle and Dapertutto (Tales of Hoffmann
, 2012–13) and Cesare Angelotti (Tosca
, 2012–13). He returns to the War Memorial Opera House this fall in our season opening production of Norma
. We interviewed Christian for a better chance to get to know the man behind Oroveso's epic face tattoos. Enjoy!
Posted: 09/12/2014 by
Christian Van Horn (Oroveso, Norma)