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Here you will find a grand assortment of videos for our current season as well as past seasons along with some very interesting views in to the world of San Francisco Opera.


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2014-15

2013-14

Season Preview
SF Opera Season Preview 2013-14
Mephistopheles
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
Dolores Claiborne
Dolores Claiborne 6 Minute Highlights (2013)
Recorded Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
Dolores Claiborne Insight Panel Discussion - CreditsRecorded Wednesday, September 11, 2013.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by George Manahan.
Falstaff
Falstaff 1 Minute Trailer (2013)
Falstaff 6 Minute Highlights (2013)
The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman 1 Minute Trailer
The Flying Dutchman 1 Minute Trailer (2013)
The Flying Dutchman 7 Minute Highlights (2013)
Show Boat
Bill Irwin is Cap'n Andy
Show Boat at San Francisco Opera
Show Boat Highlights
La Traviata
La Traviata 4 Minute Highlights - San Francisco Opera (2014)
La Traviata Promo
Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly Highlights - San Francisco Opera (2014)
Madame Butterfly Promo
Simulcast
Resident Conductor, Giuseppe Finzi, talks about San Francisco Opera's Free Simulcast

2012-13

Rigoletto
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti. 1) Arturo Chacón-Cruz as The Duke of Mantua; 2) Albina Shagimuratova as Gilda and Arturo Chacón-Cruz; 3) Marco Vratogna as Rigoletto; 4) Marco Vratogna and Albina Shagimuratova; 5) Albina Shagimuratova and 6) Arturo Chacón-Cruz.
Tosca
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti; 1) Patricia Racette as Tosca; 2) Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi and 3) Mark Delavan as Scarpia, San Francisco Opera Chorus.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti; 1) Angela Gheorghiu as Tosca; 2) Massimo Giordano as Cavaradossi, Angela Gheorghiu and 3) Roberto Frontali as Scarpia.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti; 1) Patricia Racette as Tosca; 2) Brian Jagde as Cavaradossi and 3) Mark Delavan as Scarpia, San Francisco Opera Chorus.
The Capulets and the Montagues
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Riccardo Frizza.
Moby Dick
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Patrick Summers.
Moderated by Kip Cranna; with Jake Heggie, Gene Scheer, Leonard Foglia, Jay Hunter Morris, Stephen Costello, Robert Orth, Keturah Stickann, Talise Trevigne, Matthew O’Neill, Jonathan Lemal and Morgan Smith.
Lohengrin
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
The Tales of Hoffmann
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Patrick Fournillier.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Patrick Fournillier.
Così fan tutte
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Nicola Luisotti.
The Gospel of Mary Magdalene
Moderated by Director of Musical Administration, Kip Cranna. Featuring composer Mark Adamo, conductor Michael Christie, director Kevin Newbury, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and soprano Maria Kanyova
By cultural historian and mythologist, Kayleen Asbo.
Talk given at San Francisco Opera, April 29, 2013.
Mark Adamo’s "The Gospel of Mary Magdalene" - CreditsTalk given at San Francisco Opera, April 29, 2013.
Talk given at San Francisco Opera, April 29, 2013.
Perceptions of Mary Magdalene in History and Art - CreditsTalk given at San Francisco Opera, April 29, 2013.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Michael Christie.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Michael Christie.
Summer Season
Summer 2013 season

2011-12

Turandot
Interview with Ping Pang and Pong
Turandot - Interview with the Director Garnett Bruce
Turandot's Childrens Chorus Interview
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti. 1) Iréne Theorin as Turandot; 2) Marco Berti as Calaf; 3) Hyung Yun as Ping; Greg Fedderly as Pang; Daniel Montenegro as Pong; 4) Leah Crocetto as Liù; 5) The Company, finale of the opera
Heart of a Soldier
"What makes a hero?" An interview with Susan Rescorla
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Patrick Summers. 1) Thomas Hampson as Rick Rescorla; 2) Bill Burden as Dan Hill (with Mohannad Mchallah as Imam); 3) Melody Moore as Susan Rescorla with Thomas Hampson; 4) Michael Sumuel as Tom; 5) Thomas Hampson; 6) The Company; 7) Melody Moore
Lucrezia Borgia
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Riccardo Frizza. 1) Renée Fleming as Lucrezia Borgia; 2) Renée Fleming and Michael Fabiano as Gennaro; 3) Vitalij Kowaljow as Alfonso d’Este (the Duke) and Renée Fleming; 4) Elizabeth DeShong as Maffio Orsini; 5) Renée Fleming
Don Giovanni
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti. 1) Lucas Meachem as Don Giovanni and Kate Lindsey as Zerlina; 2) Marco Vinco as Leporello; 3) Serena Farnocchia as Elvira; 4) Lucas Meachem; 5) Ellie Dehn as Donna Anna; 6) Marco Vinco, Lucas Meachem and the Company.
Xerxes
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Patrick Summers. 1) Susan Graham as Xerxes; 2) David Daniels as Arsamenes; 3) Lisette Oropesa as Romilda; 4) Heidi Stober as Atalanta; 5) Sonia Prina as Amastris.
Carmen
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Giuseppe Finzi. 1) Children's Chorus; 2.) Maya Lahyani as Carmen; 3) Ryan Kuster as Escamillo; 4) Brian Jagde as Don José; 5) Maya Lahyani; 6) Maya Lahyani, Susannah Biller, Cybele Gouverneur, Ao Li and Daniel Montenegro.
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti. 1) Kendall Gladen as Carmen; 2) Thiago Arancam as Don José; 3)	Kendall Gladen; 4) Paolo Szot as Escamillo; 5) Sara Gartland as Micaëla; 6) Susannah Biller as Frasquita, Kendall Gladen, Cybele Gouverneur as Mercédès, Daniel Montenegro as Le Remendado, Timothy Mix as Le Dancaïre; 7) The Company.
Nixon In China
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Lawrence Renes. 1) Brian Mulligan as Richard Nixon; 2) Hye Jung Lee as Madame Mao; 3) Maria Kanyova as Pat Nixon; 4) Chen-Ye Yuan as Chou En-lai; 5) Brian Mulligan, Chorus; 6) Simon O'Neill as Mao Tse-tung, Patrick Carfizzi as Henry Kissinger; 7) Brian Mulligan
Attila
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Nicola Luisotti. 1) Ferruccio Furlanetto as Attila; 2) Lucrezia Garcia as Odabella; 3) Quinn Kelsey as Ezio; 4) Quinn Kelsey and Ferruccio Furlanetto; 5) Diego Torre as Foresto and 6) San Francisco Opera Chorus.
The Magic Flute
San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Rory Macdonald. 1) Nathan Gunn as Papageno; 2) Alek Shrader as Tamino; 3) Albina Shagimuratova as The Queen of the Night; 4) Heidi Stober as Pamina; 5) Etienne Julius Valdez, Joshua Reiner, John Walsh; 6) Nadine Sierra as Papagena and Nathan Gunn and 7) San Francisco Opera Chorus.

2010-11

Aida
From Figaro to Aida in Two Minutes
The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti. 1) Micaela Carosi as Aida and Marcello Giordani as Radames; 2) Marcello Giordani; 3) Micaela Carosi; 4) Dolora Zajick as Amneris; 5) Marco Vratogna as Amonasro; 6) The Company, San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus; 7) Micaela Carosi and Marcello Giordani
Production Designer, Aida
An interview with Zandra Rhodes - CreditsProduction Designer, Aida
The Ring
Excerpts
The Ring - Das Rheingold2
Excerpts
Interview with Mark Delavan from Die Walküre
Highlights from the 2009-10 production of Die Walküre
Excerpts
Excerpts
Werther
The San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Emmanuel Villaume. 1) Ramón Vargas as Werther; 2) Alice Coote as Charlotte; 3) Heidi Stober as Sophie; 4) Brian Mulligan as Albert
The Marriage of Figaro
The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti. 1) Luca Pisaroni as Figaro (with Danielle de Niese as Susanna and Michèle Losier as Cherubino); 2) Danielle de Niese and Luca Pisaroni; 3) Michèle Losier; 4) Lucas Meachem as Count Almaviva; 5) Ellie Dehn as Countess Almaviva; 6) Danielle de Niese and Ellie Dehn; 7) Danielle de Niese
Cyrano de Bergerac
The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Patrick Fournillier. 1) Plácido Domingo as Cyrano de Bergerac (dueling with Austin Kness as Vicomte de Valvert); 2) Plácido Domingo and Company; 3) Ainhoa Arteta as Roxane with Plácido Domingo; 4) Plácido Domingo and Ainhoa Arteta; 5) Company
Madama Butterfly
The San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti. 1) Svetla Vassileva as Cio-Cio-San (Butterfly) and Stefano Secco as Pinkerton; 2) Stefano Secco; 3) Stefano Secco and Quinn Kelsey (Sharpless); 4) Svetla Vassileva; 5) Quinn Kelsey, Stefano Secco and Daveda Karanas (Suzuki); 6) Svetla Vassileva and Daveda Karanas
The Makropulos Case
1) Karita Mattila as Emilia Marty with Miro Dvorsky as Albert Gregor, Gerd Grochowski as Baron Prus, Thomas Glenn as Vitek, Dale Travis as Dr. Kolenaty, Susannah Biller as Kristina; 2) Karita Mattila, Miro Dvorsky; 3) Karita Mattila, Dale Travis, Miro Dvorsky, Gerd Grochowski; 4) Karita Mattila, Miro Dvorsky, Dale Travis, Gerd Grochowski, Thomas Glenn; 5) Karita Mattila, Gerd Grochowski

2009-10

Salome
Excerpts
Interview with Greer Grimsley
Interview with Nadja Michael
More with Greer Grimsley
Salome 22
Salome 23
Walkure
Excerpts
The Ring Costume Contest
The Interview with Mark Delavan (Wotan)
The Interview with Eva-Maria Westbroek (Sieglinde)
Walkure 23
Faust
Excerpts
Faust Pre-Opera Talk by Kip Cranna
Il Trovatore
Excerpts
Behind the Scenes of Il Trovatore
The Daughter of the Regiment
Excerpts
Interview with Diana Damrau
Daughter 13
Girl of the Golden West
Excerpts
Meet The Cast
How Did You Get In To Opera and Singing?
Your Favorite School Subject ?
Where Were You Born and Where Do You Live?
How Do You Take Care of Yourself While Travelling?
Final Comments
Otello
Excerpts
Johan Botha and the psychology of Otello
Il Trittico
Excerpts
Patricia Racette, Patrick Summers and Brandon Jovanavich on Il Trittico
Abduction
Excerpts
Interview with Mary Dunleavy and Anna Christy
The Magic Flute for Families
Excerpts
Donald Runnicles on the History of The Magic Flute
Designer Gerald Scarfe on The Magic Flute
Interview with the Three Witches

2008-09

The Elixir of Love
The Elixir of Love
The Elixir of Love - Cast Interviews
The Elixir of Love for Families
La Traviata
La Traviata
Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess
Porgy and Bess Cast Interviews
La Boheme
La Bohème: SF Opera 2008 production (Angela Gheorgiou, Piotr Beczala, Quinn Kelsey, Norah Amsellem, Oren Gradus, Brian Leerhuber, Dale Travis)
La Bohème - Pre Opera Talk with Kip Cranna
Boris Godunov
Boris Godunov
Idomeneo
Idomeneo
Idomeneo - Interview with John Copley
Tosca
Tosca
Tosca - Interview with Jose Maria Condemi
Tosca - Interview with Adrianne Pieczonka
The Bonesetters Daughter
KQED Preview of The Bonesetter's Daughter
Excerpts
Stewart Wallace Pre-Opera Talk
Simon Boccanegra
Excerpts
Die Tote Stadt
Die Tote Stadt
The Verdi Requiem
Heidi Melton Talks about The Verdi Requiem
Stephanie Blythe Talks about The Verdi Requiem

2007-08

Appomattox
Excerpts
About Appomattox
Ariodante
Excerpts
Lucia di Lammermoor
Excerpts
Glass Harmonic
Opera at the Ballpark
Das Rheingold
Excerpts
La Rondine
Excerpts
About La Rondine
Macbeth
Excerpt
About Macbeth
Madama Butterfly
Excerpts
About Madama Butterfly
The Rake's Progress
Excerpts
About Rake's Progress
Magic Flute
Excerpts
About Magic Flute
Tannhauser
Excerpts
About Tannhäuser
Interview with Graham Vick
Samson and Delilah
Excerpts
About Samson and Delilah

2006-07

Barber of Seville
Excerpts
Manon Lescaut
Excerpts
Carmen
Excerpts
Don Giovanni
Excerpts
Iphigenie
Excerpts
Der Rosenkavalier
Excerpts

San Francisco Opera

Behind the Voice
Behind the Voice— Alek Shrader
Behind the Voice—Angela Gheorghiu
Behind the Voice—Brandon Jovanovich
Behind the Voice—Brian Mulligan
Behind the Voice—David Korins
Behind the Voice—Ellie Dehn
Behind the Voice—Eric Owens
Behind the Voice—Ferruccio Furlanetto
Behind the Voice—Harry Silverstein
Behind the Voice—Heidi Stober
Behind the Voice—Jay Hunter Morris
Behind the Voice—Marco Vinco
Behind the Voice—Michael Yeargan
Behind the Voice—Natalie Dessay
Behind the Voice—Patricia Racette
Behind the Voice—Patricia Racette
Behind the Voice—Samuel Ramey
Behind the Voice—Simon O'Neill
Behind the Voice—Simon O'Neill
Behind the Voice—Susannah Biller
Behind the Voice—Željko Lučić
Behind the Voice—Mark Delavan
Behind the Voice—Gerd Grochowski
Behind the Voice—Maria Kanyova
Behind the Voice—Maria Kanyova
Simulcast
Il Trovatore Free Simulcast at AT&T Park
Simulcast Behind the Scenes
San Francisco Opera Chorus at AT&T Park
Maestro Luisotti
Getting to Know Maestro Luisotti
The Maestro's 2009–10 Season
Staff and Production
2013–14 Season Announced
A Look Inside the Wig and Makeup Shop
Interview with Donald Runnicles
Media Suite Digital Tour
My First Opera
Welcome to the Costume Shop
Adler Fellows
Rising Stars: The Adler Fellows
Grand Opera Cinema Series
San Francisco Opera at The Movies
Grand Opera Cinema Series at Kabuki Cinemas
San Francisco Opera Chorus
Meet Ian Robertson, S.F. Opera Chorus Director
Meet the San Francisco Opera Chorus
San Francisco Opera Chorus at AT&T Park
Development
The Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera

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