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Our next online opera broadcast, starting Saturday, July 18 at 10am Pacific is Rossini's Cinderella.
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Opera is ON Streaming: Cinderella July 18-19
Passion, Paris, and Puccini: July 19
Opera is ON Streaming: The Makropulos Case July 25-26
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July 10, 2020
To Steve Jobs we owe much that defines modern life—not just the iPhones, iPods, iPads, and iMacs that transformed how we gather and communicate information, but also the engineering, the packaging, and even the attitudes that changed those once onerous and time-consuming tasks into bursts of instant gratification. But who, really, was he?
July 9, 2020
San Francisco was an opera town from the very beginning, and those culture-craving Gold Rush-era locals loved modern opera. A top contender as their absolute favorite was Ernani. It was first heard in San Francisco in 1851, a scant two years after the world rushed in to create this city. It was one of the first three operas performed here, after Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Norma earlier that year.
Ernani, which premiered at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice on March 9, 1844, was Giuseppe Verdi’s fifth opera, but represented a significant departure and improvement from his previous works—Oberto (1839), Un Giorno di Regno (1840), Nabucco (1842) and I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (1843).
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April 25–May 16, 2021
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July 9, 2020
Virtual event honors the operas and artists of Ernani, Partenope, and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.
July 8, 2020
Announcing new online content from the Department of Diversity, Equity and Community.
June 30, 2020
Rossini's La Cenerentola (July 18) and Janáček’s The Makropulos Case (July 25).
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