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2015–16 DESIGN YOUR OWN SEASON

Your Season, Your Way

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Design Your Own

Summer 2015 Design Your Own Series

See The Trojans, Two Women and The Marriage of Figaro at up to 30% off. Call the Box Office at (415) 864-3330 to order.

My DYO: Staff Picks


What do you do at the Opera?
I’m the Director of Music Operations. I was formerly the Associate Director of Production and before that, the Production Stage Manager.
 
How long have you worked here?
7 years
 
What would you choose for your 2015–16 Design Your Own (DYO) Series?
I like new and rarely produced operas, so for my DYO I’d choose 3 operas—Sweeney Todd, The Fall of the House of Usher and Jenůfa.

I’m a big Sondheim fan and Sweeney is one of my favorites. I also love new works and expect the musical contrast between Debussy and Getty in Usher to really suit me!

And Jenůfa, because Janáček composed such gorgeous music, and it’ll be a truly operatic experience to see Karita Mattila in the role of Kostelnička.
 

What do you do at the Opera?
I'm the Assistant Costume Director.
 
How long have you worked here?
I'm in my 16th season.
 
What would you choose for your 2015–16 Design Your Own (DYO) Series?
I’d choose 5 operas and I'd start with Luisa Miller for two reasons. Because Opening Night is the most fun you can have at the Opera House—people watching is at its peak! And, Leah Crocetto. She is quickly proving why she is one to watch.
 
Next, I’d choose Sweeney Todd. As a child I saw Angela Lansbury and George Hearn, and ever since I’ve been addicted to Sondheim.
 
I’d see Lucia di Lammermoor because it’s one of my all-time favorites. Plus, it’s the costume show to see this season. It has the most spectacular gowns in an array of jewel tones.
 
Don Carlo would not be missed by me. I’ve been fortunate to see the world's greatest stars perform on our stage, and behind every one of them has stood our incredible San Francisco Opera Chorus. This talented group of singers will blow the roof off of the Opera House in this brilliant Verdi piece.
 
I’d close my series with Carmen. You think you know Carmen? Well, let me tell you, you have never seen a Carmen like this.


What do you do at the Opera?
I'm the Medallion Society Concierge Manager in the Box Office.
 
How long have you worked here?
36 years
 
What would you choose for your 2015–16 Design Your Own (DYO) Series?
For my DYO, I’d choose four operas—Verdi’s Luisa Miller, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Janáček’s Jenůfa.
 
With these four operas I’ll get total diversity—a love story, a playful production, a great chorus and a powerful drama. It’s a DYO that goes from A to Z!
 

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