War Memorial Opera House
301 Van Ness Ave
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
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.