Opening Night Celebration

The 2020 Opening Night Celebration and Reception has been cancelled. Click here for more information.


Artist headshots: Eun Sun Kim, Pene Pati, Albina Shagimuratova

Join us for a spectacular concert featuring Russian soprano Albina Shagimuratova and Samoan-born tenor Pene Pati. Hailed by critics and audiences alike for their emotionally thrilling artistry and stratospheric high notes, Albina and Pene will bring the house down with an 80-minute program of vocal pyrotechnics and beloved love duets spanning from Bellini to Broadway. Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim conducts.


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Enhance Your Opening Night Experience

Join us for one of our three elevated experiences


Cast and Creative

Tenor Pene Pati
Soprano Albina Shagimuratova


September 11, 2020

Conductor Eun Sun Kim
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"Whenever Albina Shagimuratova stood in the spotlight, eyes and ears inevitably were focused on her, the soprano’s instrument as thrilling to hear as her acting was compelling to behold.”
Chicago Tribune

Conductor Eun Sun Kim “drew glorious playing from the Opera Orchestra and paced every scene freely but precisely.”
San Francisco Chronicle

Tenor Pene Pati “has that magical, indescribable charisma that radiates beyond the footlights and compels you to pay attention to everything he does.”
San Francisco Chronicle


Opening Weekend Grand Sponsor, Diane B. Wilsey.

Additional support is provided by John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.

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