War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave
Approximate running time: 210 minutes.
This is the Final Dress Rehearsal for A Masked Ball
with singers, orchestra, and chorus.
A Swedish King laughs off a fortune-teller’s warning of a plot against his life. But when his closet aide discovers the monarch is having an affair with his wife, the threat of assassination becomes real. This tuneful Verdi masterpiece, “one of the composer’s most hot-blooded and vividly crafted tales” (San Francisco Chronicle
), returns with an outstanding cast led by the splendidly lyrical Ramón Vargas
, 2013) and the riveting Dolora Zajick
, 2010). Amelia, the troubled kin’s beloved, will be portrayed by the ravishing Krassimira Stoyanova
in her San Francisco Opera debut. In the role of Amelia’s furious husband will be the masterful Thomas Hampson
(Heart of a Solder
, 2011). Music Director Nicola Luisotti
Doors open at 6:00pm; you may enter through any public door.
This event is a benefit for Sustaining Patron ($1,000) members and above. Membership card is required for admission. To upgrade your membership to the Sustaining Patron ($1,000) level or to check your membership status, please call (415) 565-6401.
Please RSVP to attend this event.