Canadian baritone Elliot Madore made his San Francisco Opera debut this month as Anthony in Sweeney Todd. We were curious to find out what his dream roles are, and what profession he would pursue if he weren't a singer.

Posted: 09/21/2015 by San Francisco Opera

Italian bass Andrea Silvestrelli can be seen in three of our productions this fall: Luisa Miller, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and The Barber of Seville. He has been performing at San Francisco Opera since 1998, and consequently knows the city well. Read on to learn about Andrea's love of motorcycles, his struggle to find shoes, and more!

Posted: 09/21/2015 by San Francisco Opera

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is back in San Francisco this September starring as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. She kindly gave us some insight into her Mrs. Lovett, her favorite things to do when she's not on stage, and what she will be doing once Sweeney Todd ends (hint: she'll be staying in the area for a few extra days!)

Posted: 09/21/2015 by San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera has hosted tweet seaters at selected final dress rehearsals since June 2012. The latest iteration saw a group of social-savvy tweeters attend the final dress of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd on September 9.

Witty observations, puns and emojis at the ready! Here’s just a selection of the hundreds of tweets sent during the course of the rehearsal that used the hashtag, #SweeneySF

Posted: 09/10/2015 by San Francisco Opera

As the clock winds down to Opening Night, you may be scrambling to figure out your perfect gala look. If you’re not sure what to do with that beautiful face of yours, never fear, because we’ve got you covered; just start with your dress and go from there.

Posted: 09/09/2015 by Julia Mathis (BRAVO! CLUB Member)

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