Jim Meyer


Jim Meyer, bass, moved to San Francisco in 1972 after vocal studies in New York with Lawrence Stayer and Eleanor Steber. His invitation to audition for the Opera Chorus came in 1974 while he was in his first season with the newly-formed San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Among the roles he has performed at San Francisco Opera are M. Javelinot (The Dialogues of the Carmelites), A Sailor (Billy Budd), A Gondolier (La Gioconda), and Isaac (Falstaff). Other solo roles have included Second Judge (La Perichole) twice, and The 4th Prisoner (The Good Soldier Schweik), both with Spring Opera Theater, and Dr. Bartolo (The Marriage of Figaro) with Navato Opera. Jim was a soloist with the Saint Mary's Cathedral Choir, and a founding member of San Francisco Choral Artists, and continued his vocal studies with James Schwabacher. In 1988 Chorus Director Ian Robertson invited him to create the position of Chorus Manager for San Francisco Opera - the first such position in the United States. Since 1990 he has been both Chorus and Dance Manager for San Francisco Opera.