Schwabacher Debut Recitals 2015

Presented by San Francisco Opera Center & Merola Opera Program

See and hear gifted singers up-close and personal! Since 1983, the Schwabacher Debut Recitals have been instrumental in launching the careers of great artists including Thomas Hampson, Susan Graham, Brian Asawa and Anna Netrebko. Another exciting group of artists will showcase their talent this spring. See them first—before they become world-famous. 

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Recital Location: 
Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary, 2 Lake Street (at Arguello), San Francisco.

Feb 8, 5:30pm

Erin Johnson, soprano
Sun Ha Yoon, piano

March 15, 5:30pm

Esteemed pianist and conductor Martin Katz will be joined by four of the Adler Fellows in a program featuring Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder, Ravel’s Five Greek Folksongs, selections from Canteloube’s Chants d'Auvergne, Ginastera’s Cinco Canciones populares argentinas, Three Duets by Celius Dougherty, and the gambling songs of American folksinger, folklorist and composer John Jacob Niles.

Martin Katz, piano
Jacqueline Piccolino, soprano
Zanda Švēde, mezzo-soprano
Chong Wang, tenor
Matthew Stump, bass-baritone


March 29, 5:30pm

San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and alumna of the 2014 Merola Opera Program Julie Adams will perform works by Bachelet, Hoiby, Rachmaninoff, Grieg and Korngold, accompanied by San Francisco Opera Head of Music Staff John Churchwell.

Julie Adams, soprano
John Churchwell, piano

May 3, 5:30pm

Merola Alumna Talya Lieberman and Adler Fellow Edward Nelson will be accompanied by Allen Perriello, performing works by Britten, Poulenc, the West Coast premiere of Four Folksongs by Nico Muhly and a selection of popular German lieder.

Talya Lieberman, soprano
Edward Nelson, baritone
Allen Perriello, piano

4-Concert Subscription: $80*
Must be purchased at the Box Office in person or by phone at (415)864-3330.

Single Tickets: $30*
May be purchased online or through the Box Office at (415) 864-3330.

Student rush with valid ID: $15
Available only at Temple Emanu-el 30 minutes before the performance; 2 tickets per ID; subject to availability.

* $11 handling fee applies to all phone, web, and subscription sales.

Cast, programs, prices and schedules are subject to change.

The Schwabacher Recital Series is endowed in perpetuity by the generosity of celebrated Bay Area singer, scholar and teacher James Schwabacher and sponsored by the Jack H. Lund Charitable Trust.