Susannah/Erhard Rom

Susannah Final Dress Rehearsal

September 3, 2014   6:00 PM

War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco
Donor Event

Approximate running time: 120 minutes.

This is the Final Dress Rehearsal for Susannah with the singers and orchestra.

In the backwoods of Tennessee, a beautiful young woman is accused of indecent behavior after she is discovered bathing naked in a stream. Will the charismatic traveling preacher who sets his sights on her soul be her salvation, or her downfall? Carlisle Floyd’s all-American score, which beautifully evokes the work’s rural Appalachian setting, “is unabashedly neo-Romantic” (The New York Times). The radiant Patricia Racette sings the title role, with Brandon Jovanovich as her brother and Raymond Aceto as the hell-raising itinerant preacher. Conductor Karen Kamensek makes her San Francisco Opera debut in this eagerly awaited Company premiere directed by Michael Cavanagh (Nixon in China, 2012).

Doors open at 5:30pm; you may enter through any public door.

This event is a benefit for Medallion Society Bronze ($7,500) members and above. A membership card is required for admission. To upgrade your membership to the Medallion Society Bronze ($7,500) level or to check your membership status, please call (415) 565-6401.

Please RSVP to attend this event.