Opera in the Park

Sharon Meadow, Golden Gate Park
Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 1:30pm

FREE and open to the public.

Our free annual Golden Gate Park concert, Opera in the Park, will take place on September 7 at 1:30pm.

Join us for arias al fresco as we celebrate the opening of San Francisco Opera's 92nd season with stars from the fall operas including soprano Heidi Stober; mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick; tenors Marco Berti, Brian Jagde, Brandon Jovanovich, Ramón Vargas; baritones Thomas Hampson, Brian Mulligan; and bass-baritone Christian Van Horn, accompanied by the acclaimed San Francisco Opera Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Nicola LuisottiDavid Gockley, General Director of San Francisco Opera, serves as master of ceremonies, and Classical KDFC Radio personality Dianne Nicolini hosts the concert.

Bring a picnic and enjoy this outdoor concert. Food and beverages will also be available for sale at the event.

PROGRAM and ARTISTS (subject to change) –
MOZART: Don Giovanni – Overture  (Orchestra)
BELLINI: I Puritani – “Suoni la tromba”  (Brian Mulligan, Christian Van Horn)
CILEA: L’Arlesiana – “È la solita storia del pastore”  (Ramón Vargas)
GOUNOD: Roméo et Juliette – “Dieu! Quel frisson…Amour ranime mon courage”  (Heidi Stober)
VERDI: Don Carlo – “O don fatale”  (Dolora Zajick)
VERDI: Otello – “Sì, pel ciel marmoreo giuro”  (Marco Berti, Thomas Hampson)
VERDI: Macbeth – “Come dal ciel precipita”  (Christian Van Horn)
LEONCAVALLO: Pagliacci – “Vesti la giubba”  (Marco Berti)
TCHAIKOVSKY: The Queen of Spades – “Ja vas lyublyu”  (Brian Mulligan)
MASCAGNI: Cavalleria Rusticana – “Tu qui, Santuzza?...No, no, Turiddu”  (Dolora Zajick, Brandon Jovanovich)
VERDI: Otello – “Credo in un Dio crudel”  (Thomas Hampson)
PUCCINI: Turandot – “Nessun dorma”  (Brian Jagde)

Traffic Advisory: Due to the Haight Street Music & Merchants Street Festival, Haight Street will be closed from Masonic to Stanyan, with side street closures from Waller to Page on Ashbury, Clayton, Cole, and Shrader. Please plan accordingly.

Getting Here: Taking public transit is highly recommended, additionally free bicycle valet parking will be provided by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. For directions and public transit info, visit

Accessibility: The ADA parking and drop-off point for Sharon Meadow is located on Bowling Green Drive. Recommended route: MLK Jr. Drive to Nancy Pelosi Drive to Bowling Green Drive.
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Opera in the Park illustration by Mike Twohy.

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