This week's Adler Profile features 24 year-old bass-baritone Philippe Sly
who hails from Ottawa, Canada. Philippe is a first-year Adler Fellow and is 2011 Grand Prize Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. He was a 2011 participant in the Merola Opera Program where he played Dr. Bartolo in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia
and was a member of the Ensemble Studio at the Canadian Opera Company from 2010-2012. He is a graduate of the Schulich School of Music at McGill University where he performed the roles of Marcello in Puccini's La Bohème
and Nick Shadow in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress
. Philippe made his SFO Debut as Archibald Craven in the world-premiere production of Nolan Gasser's The Secret Garden
this spring and will make his mainstage debut in the leading role of Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte
this summer season. Philippe was the First Place Winner of the Montreal International Music Competition in 2012 and is an exclusive recording artist with Analekta. Philippe will perform a solo recital as part of the Schwabacher Debut Recital Series on Sunday, April 7 at 5:30 p.m.
at the Temple Emanu-el along fellow Adler Fellow pianist Sunny Yoon.
Posted: 04/04/2013 by
San Francisco Opera
Mary Magdalene has been called "the most misunderstood woman in history." She is also one of the most fascinating and inspirational. From Rembrandt to Rilke, Bach to Bernini, she has been a muse for artists, poets, writers and composers.
In the many myths that developed about her, she has served as a mirror of a culture's deepest fears, hopes and longings—expressing sensuality when the body was considered taboo, deep emotion during the Age of Reason, and embraced in our own scientific era as a mystic visionary.
Posted: 04/04/2013 by
Can you plan a San Francisco Opera season?
That was the question posed to participants in our Overture Workshop on March 11, "Behind the Curtain: Planning a San Francisco Opera Season." After a lively discussion with Kip Cranna, Director of Musical Administration and Jen Good, Associate Director of Production and Head of Staging, we passed the baton to the audience: it was their turn to decide which operas would comprise a season.
Posted: 04/02/2013 by
Dolores DeStefano (Assistant Director of Education)