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Politics and Social Justice in Beethoven’s Fidelio



Our voices join in the call for justice and an end to institutionalized racism, hate, and intolerance. We acknowledge opera’s own troubled history and are committed to listening, learning, and being a force for change in our industry, starting with ourselves. #BlackLivesMatter

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From the Blog

August 10, 2020

Your Curated Playlist — The Opera Villain Mixtape

Get in touch with your villainous side with this specially curated YouTube playlist, featuring some of the baddest opera characters ever to appear on the San Francisco Opera stage: corrupt leaders, unabashed murderers, and even the devil himself.

July 31, 2020

‘Barber of Seville’ Star Daniela Mack on Finding Inspiration — and Navigating Hardship

At age 7, it started: a lifelong passion, sparked in the dark of a theater. Daniela Mack was attending her first opera, Giuseppe VerdiLa Traviata. It would plant the seeds of a career for the Buenos Aires-born singer, a mezzo-soprano who would one day tour the worlds great opera houses, with a voice critics compared to “polished onyx.”

July 31, 2020

Soprano Karita Mattila on Surviving Earthquakes and Shaking Up Opera

Soprano Karita Mattila has been busy. It’s 6:15pm in Helsinki, and she’s been preparing for a new production to open the Finnish National Opera’s fall season: Covid fan tutte.

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News From the Press Room

July 31, 2020

Lecture series explores social issues

Department of Diversity, Equity and Community's Opera Aficionado lectures for August announced.

July 9, 2020

Celebrating the Summer Season July 10

Virtual event honors the operas and artists of Ernani, Partenope, and The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

June 30, 2020

Opera is ON streaming operas in July

Rossini's La Cenerentola (July 18) and Janáček’s The Makropulos Case  (July 25).



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