October 25, 2014   5:00 PM

Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave, Uptown-Oakland
Opera Guild Event
invites you to attend an


Saturday, October 25, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. (check-in at 4:30 p.m.)
Piedmont Piano Company, 1728 San Pablo Ave., Uptown-Oakland
(Corner of 18th St., 2 plus blocks from Paramount Theater, 2 blocks from BART)
Members and guests, please join us for this outstanding concert, presented by
two young resident artists of San Francisco Opera Center and a former Adler Fellow,
now member of San Francisco Opera’s music staff:
Jacqueline Piccolino, soprano
A. J. Glueckert, tenor
Robert Mollicone, pianist/accompanist
A native of Chicago, JACQUELINE PICCOLINO is a first-year Adler Fellow who made her San Francisco Opera debut last summer as Stella in Les Contes d'Hoffmann and returned this fall as a maid in the world premiere of Dolores Claiborne.  As a participant in the 2012 and 2013 Merola Opera Program, the soprano appeared as Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) and in scenes as Arminda (La Finta Giardiniera).  As a studio artist with Wolf Trap Opera Company, she has appeared in that company’s productions of The Inquisitive Women, Sweeney Todd, and Les Contes d'Hoffmann.  Other career highlights include appearing in the Napa Festival del Sole’s Bouchaine Young Artist Concert Series and participating in the Houston Grand Opera Young Artist Vocal Academy.  Piccolino is a recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation and winner of the New York Lyric Opera Theatre Competition and the Bel Canto Competition.
Tenor A.J. GLUECKERT is a second-year Adler Fellow who made his Company debut in The Gospel of Mary Magdalene last summer and appeared as Mr. Knox in the world premiere of Dolores Claiborne, the Steersman (Der Fliegende Holländer), and Ambrogio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) in the 2013–14 season. He is an alumnus of the 2012 Merola Opera Program, where he performed Mr. Owen in Argento’s Postcard from Morocco. As a resident artist with Minnesota Opera, he was heard as Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor) in addition to creating the role of the Crown Prince in the world premiere of Puts’s Silent Night. In the 2014-2015 season, Mr. Glueckert makes his European debut at Oper Frankfurt as the Prince in Rusalka, a role he will first sing at New Orleans Opera.  He will also be seen as Don José in Carmen at Pittsburgh Opera. AJ holds two degrees from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. 
ROBERT MOLLICONE, pianist, accompanist
For the 2014-15 season, Robert Mollicone serves on the music staffs of San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Utah Opera, and Opera San Jose, working on such productions as Showboat, La Cenerentola, Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Turandot, Madama Butterfly, and Rigoletto. He is a graduate of San Francisco Opera's Adler Fellowship, and was also a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist at Washington National Opera. He recently joined the faculty of San Francisco Conservatory of Music as vocal coach to the Opera Workshop. A commitment to the propagation of modern opera has led Mollicone to work recently on SFO's 25th anniversary production of Nixon in China, premiere productions of Moby Dick and Dolores Claiborne, as well as Love/Hate and The Secret Garden with San Francisco Opera Center. He also participated in the workshop for Marco Tutino's La Ciocara in May 2014. Equally at home on the concert stage, Mollicone performed this season as a part of the Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Series and for SF Performances. His professional conducting debut took place at Opera in the Park 2013 with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.
Wine and light refreshments will be served after the performance.
Cost:  $45, of which approximately $10 is tax-deductible.  The proceeds will benefit the education programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grades, as well as young singers in the Merola Opera and Adler Fellowship programs.
Information:  Silvia Lin, 925-838-9255 or [not between 9/22 and 10/15]
Parking:  Street parking or two inexpensive nearby lots, one across 18th Street. 
Public Transportation:  BART to 19th Street station in Oakland and short walk to destination.

Please fill out the reservation form and mail it, together with a check payable to SFOG, EBC, to Clyde Allen, 1463 Indian Head Circle, Clayton, CA  94517
(This is a ticket-less event.  Names will be at the door.)