Backstage at San Francisco Opera > June 2014 > San Francisco Opera Celebrates SF Pride
San Francisco Opera Celebrates SF Pride
This year, San Francisco Opera came out... to celebrate LGBT pride by marching in the SF Pride Parade. Adding this to our Rainbow Series Subscription, LGBT focused receptions and events, and the decoration of the opera house with rainbow lights, San Francisco Opera is proud to support our LGBT friends, family, and community. The whole group, including Tosca, five of Scarpia's henchmen, and the many volunteers who marched in the parade, was made up of SFO staff members, supernumeraries, bravo club members, and donors – a collaboration representative of the whole San Francisco Opera family.
Below are some photos from this exciting event. 

From left: Claire Padien-Havens, Pamela Sevilla, Ted Schaller, Elisabeth Morgan - our fabulous staff member volunteers.

Four of Scarpia's henchmen escorted Tosca along the parade route - portrayed by some of our fantastic supernumeraries.

Charlie Lichtman is one of our many SUPER supernumeraries.

It was a beautiful day to walk the parade route.

Our Tosca, as brilliantly portrayed by Heidi Munzinger, was a huge hit in the parade.

Mr. Jess Perry, one of our staff members (finance) AND a member of our extra chorus, loved getting dressed up for this exciting occasion.

From San Francisco Opera to all of our friends and family in the SF LGBT community, we love you and happy pride! See you next year!

Photos by Kristen Jones.
Posted: 6/30/2014 6:08:36 PM by San Francisco Opera
Filed under: 2013-14Season, Pride, Socialmedia, Staff, supernumerary, Tosca, volunteer


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