In a packed house at the Herbst Theater on November 30 San Francisco Opera Center presented the culminating concert of the 2012 Adler Fellowship season, The Furture is Now: Adler Fellows Gala Concert
. The concert showcased the acclaimed Adler Fellows from San Francisco Opera Center’s prestigious young artist training program in a gala concert of opera scenes and arias—including works by Massenet, Mozart, Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Gounod, and Verdi—with San Francisco Opera Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi leading the Opera Orchestra.
In case you missed the concert, we pulled some of our favorite photos for the latest blog post. We are sure that this will not be the last time we see these talented artists on stage.
Using their cellphones to stand in for lockets soprano Marina Harris and mezzo-soprano Laura Krumm perform as the love-struck sisters from Cosi fan tutte
Bass-baritone Ryan Kuster performs Leporello's famous lament of his lecherous master's numerous romantic conquests in Don Giovanni
. The highest number is of course in his native Spain: 1003!
Laura Krumm and Ao Li perform the duet “Légères hirondelles” as Mignon and Lothario from the opera Mignon.
Mezzo-soprano Renée Rapier performs the beauitful aria "Parto, ma tu ben mio" as the nobleman Sesta, vowing his eternal love to Vitellia, daughter of the deposed Emperor of Rome from the opera La Clemenza di Tito.
Soprano Nadine Sierra performs the moving aria from Gounod's Roméo et Juliette
, "Dieu! Quel frisson...Amour ranime mon courage."
Baritone Joo Won Kang attempts to woo the 1,966 woman with the aria "Deh vieni alla finestra" from Mozart's Don Giovanni.
Tenor Brian Jagde reluctantly renounces his love for Amelia with the aria “Forse la soglia attinse…Ma se m’è forza perderti” from Un Ballo in Maschera.
Marina Harris performs Tatiana's giddy love-struck aria from Eugene Onegin.
Ao Li hams it it up as Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte.
Brian Jagde and Nadine Sierra perform the passionate duet “Je suis seul…Ah! fuyez, douce image…Toi! Vous!...N’est-ce plus ma main” from Manon.
Maestra Giuseppe Finzi leads the San Francisco Orchestra
A moment of quiet on stage at the Herbst. From left Director of Musical Studies Mark Morash, pianist and vocal coach Sun Ha Yoon, Joo Won Kang, Renée Rapier, Ao Li, Laura Krumm, Giuseppe Finzi, Marina Harris, Brian Jagde, Nadine Sierra, Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald, Ryan Kuster, pianist and vocal coach Adler Fellow Robert Mollicone
to learn more about San Francisco Opera Center's Adler Fellowship program.
All photos by Kristen Loken.